Baylor vs Florida predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Baylor Bears vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida -1.5
The Baylor Bears head to Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center to take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Florida as 1.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 58.5 per game. Florida has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 66.3, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 11-6-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 7-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
01/24/20 F Dontay Bassett Leg is questionable Saturday vs Baylor
Jared Butler comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. MaCio Teague averages 13.6 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Keyontae Johnson averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 72.7 points per contest, which is 141st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 230th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 303rd with 11.8 per game. The Bears allow 58.5 points per contest, which is 6th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 108th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 85th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 83rd place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 110th in the nation with 74.0 points per contest this season. They are 109th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 177th in the NCAA. They are 90th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 291st in assists per game with 11.7. The Gators are 280th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Gators give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 105th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 72nd and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 83rd with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Gators are 131st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 63rd. They are 276th in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 216th. As a unit they are 221st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in D-1. Baylor is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Florida is 268th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Gators are 78th in the country in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 257th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 132nd. As a team they are 109th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor +1.5
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