Florida at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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The Florida Gators head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 1.5 point favorites.
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Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 76.2 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Alabama has an overall record of 17-12. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 13-14 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-13 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-18 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Gators Injuries
02/20/18 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out for season
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Jalen Hudson averages 15 points per contest while playing 26 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Egor Koulechov averages 13.7 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Collin Sexton scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Donta Hall averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 76.2 points per contest this year, which is 103rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 262nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 68th in Division 1. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 171st and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 344th with 10.0 per game. The Gators allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 112th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 234th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 277th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 68th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 195th in the country with 73.3 points per contest this season. They are 79th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 264th in Division 1. They are 155th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 232nd in assists per game with 12.9. The Crimson Tide are 63rd in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Crimson Tide give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 108th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 31st and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 230th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 213th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Gators are 80th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 113th. In terms of pace they are 237th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 204th. As a team they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 120th in Division 1. Florida is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 111th in the nation.
Alabama is 55th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 26th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 72nd in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 194th. They are 121st in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 220th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida +1.5
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