Arkansas vs Florida Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/18/2020
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Florida Gators
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Florida -6
The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 6 point favorites.
Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Florida has an overall mark of 16-9. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 15-10-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
02/04/20 G Isaiah Joe Knee is out indefinitely
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
Mason Jones comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jimmy Whitt averages 14.6 points per game in 37.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.6 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Keyontae Johnson averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 93rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 184th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 268th in the nation. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 320th and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 12.1 per game. The Razorbacks allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 120th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 328th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in Division 1. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 131st in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 113th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 125th in the nation. They are 146th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 285th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Gators are 280th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Gators surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 107th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 63rd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 166th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Razorbacks are 170th in the nation in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 77th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 184th. As a team they are 135th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. Arkansas is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Florida is 261st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Gators are 75th in the country in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 275th in Division 1 with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 107th. As a team they are 101st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 195th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida -6
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