Florida vs Butler NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 12/7/2019
Game: Florida Gators vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -4
The Florida Gators head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has Butler as 4 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 67.6 points per game while giving up 62.0 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 8-0. They are averaging 71.1 points per contest and giving up 55.5, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 2-6-0 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 5-2-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 2-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Hamstring is questionable
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
12/05/19 F Markeese Hastings Hip is questionable
12/03/19 C Derrik Smits Knee is questionable
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Keyontae Johnson comes into this game averaging 13.0 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 12.9 points per contest in 27.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kamar Baldwin scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 95%. Bryce Nze averages 12.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 67.6 points per contest, which is 266th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 198th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 281st in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 10.3 assists per game, which ranks them 141st and 324th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 258th with 12.6 per game. The Gators allow 62.0 points per contest, which is 55th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 115th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 95th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 209th in the nation with 71.1 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 90th in the NCAA. They are 290th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.1 boards per contest and 104th in assists per game with 14.5. The Bulldogs are 347th in turnovers per contest with 9.9. The Bulldogs give up 55.5 points per game, which ranks them 8th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 123rd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 27.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 149th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 198th. They are 301st in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 222nd. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in D-1. Florida is 212th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 322nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 29th in the country in offensive rating with 112.5. In terms of pace they are 347th in Division 1 with 63.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 37th. As a team they are 38th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 223rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida +4
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