Florida vs Providence NCAA Basketball Tips 12/17/2019
Game: Florida Gators vs Providence Friars
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Providence +5
The Florida Gators travel to Barclays Center to play the Providence Friars on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 5 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 67.0 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. Providence has an overall mark of 6-5. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 2-7-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 5-5-1 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/13/19 C Gorjok Gak Hamstring is doubtful
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keyontae Johnson averages 12.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
David Duke averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Alpha Diallo averages 13.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 108th and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 91st, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the NCAA. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Florida averages 67.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 282nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 194th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 306th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 189th and 323rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 273rd with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 117th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 213th in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 247th with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 339th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per game. Providence is 119th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 245th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 143rd in the nation. They are 78th in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Friars are 136th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 99.8, which is ranked 214th. They are 303rd in college basketball in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 222nd. As a unit they are 207th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 196th in D-1. Florida is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 193rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 158th in the country in offensive rating with 102.9. In terms of pace they are 82nd in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 232nd. As a team they are 234th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 199th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Providence +5
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