Stetson Hatters vs Florida Gators Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stetson Hatters vs Florida Gators
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Exactech Arena in Gainesville, FL
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Stetson (+21)
The Stetson Hatters (0-2) travel to Exactech Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Florida Gators (2-0). Stetson opens this contest as 21-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 140.
Stetson comes into this contest with a mark of 0-2 this season. The Hatters are connecting on 34.0% on 3-point shots (18 of 53) and 50.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 60.5 points per game (262nd in the country) while going 38.5% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Stetson is pulling in 36.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 26 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 222nd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Hatters are able to force 10.5 turnovers every game and they draw 15.5 fouls. They relinquish 34.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 185th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (73.0). The Hatters defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 40.0% (48 of 120) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 149th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 35 relinquished for the year.
The Stetson Hatters faced the Miami Hurricanes and took a loss by a final of 82-60 in their last contest. Stetson wrapped up the game with a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 of 59) and knocked down 11 out of their 31 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hatters made 3 of their 8 attempts for a rate of 37.5%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled 28 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 16 assists in this contest in addition to earning 5 steals and 2 blocks. Concerning the defense, Stetson allowed 39.0% from the field on 23 of 59. Miami distributed 18 assists and 6 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Hurricanes collected 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Miami finished the game at 78.3% from the free throw line by burying 18 of 23 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 23 shots from three-point range.
Joel Kabimba is one player who was a major factor in this game. He recorded 8 points on 3 out of 5 shooting. He saw the court for 25 minutes and also grabbed 5 boards. Kabimba finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field and totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Hatters was Mahamadou Diawara. He collected 6 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the floor in this contest by going 6-of-8 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Diawara played for 25 minutes.
Florida has a mark of 2-0 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Gators are shooting 52.7% from the field, which is 82nd in the country. Florida has accounted for 166 pts on the season (83.0 per game) and they grab 34.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 11.5 times per contest (221st in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest. The Gators are responsible for committing 22.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.2% from the free throw line. The Gators defensively are ranked 138th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 69.5. The Florida defense concedes 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (18 of 48) and opponents are converting on 60.4% of their foul shots. They have allowed 13.0 assists and 32.5 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 160th and 71st in those defensive categories. They are forcing their opponents into 18.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.2% from the field (146th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators got the victory with a final of 90-70 when they played the Boston College Eagles. The Gators recorded 26 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 30 for this game. They also stuffed 6 tries while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Eagles earned 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 81.3%. Concerning three-point shots, Florida converted 7 out of 17 attempts (41.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Gators ended up shooting 35 for 62 from the floor which had them shooting 56.5%. The Gators permitted the Eagles to convert 22 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 41.5% for the matchup. They went 33.3% from beyond the arc by going 8 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 29 at the free throw line (62.1%). In regard to rebounding, Florida permitted Boston College to snag 26 in all (6 offensive).
Scottie Lewis was important for the Gators for the game. He knocked down 4 of 6 in this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Lewis snagged 5 rebounds in his 32 mins and had 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Florida was Tre Mann. He notched 17 points in 29 minutes played by going 6 of 9 shooting for the contest. Mann ended the game having shot 66.7% from the floor in addition to collecting 6 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Stetson (+21)
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