Florida Gators vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 12/12/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is where the Maryland Terrapins (5-4) will go up against the Florida Gators (7-2) on Sunday.
The Florida Gators took the court against North Florida and went home with a win by a final score of 85-55 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Gators walked away with 17 while North Florida finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They knocked down 5 out of their 21 shots from distance. North Florida finished the contest at 70.0% at the free throw line by burying 14 of 20 attempts. In addition, North Florida snagged 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. North Florida doled out 6 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In terms of the defense, Florida allowed 34.0% from the field on 18 out of 53 shooting. They also dished out 14 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 27 turnovers and getting 21 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Gators knocked down 22 of 30 tries for a rate of 73.3%. Florida finished having earned a 44.6% FG percentage (29 of 65) and converted 5 out of their 23 three-point attempts.
Colin Castleton is one player who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up shooting 52.9% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 27 minutes played and also snagged 8 rebounds. He accounted for 26 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Florida comes into this one with a record of 7-2 so far this season. They are averaging 74.1 pts per contest (138th in D-1) while hitting 42.9% from the floor. The Gators are hitting 29.7% on 3-pointers (66 of 222) and 71.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Florida is snagging 36.3 boards per contest and has accumulated 111 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 225th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.7 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Gators are able to force 18.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They are conceding 26.8% on shots from distance and they are 28th in the country in PPG allowed (59.1). The Gators are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.5% (200 of 482) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 74th in college basketball in giving up assists with 90 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Maryland Terrapins walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 67-61 when they played Northwestern. The Terrapins were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. Northwestern had 21 personal fouls for the contest which took the Terrapins to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 77.3%. When talking about three-point shots, Maryland knocked down 10 of 23 tries (43.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Terrapins ended up going 17 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 28.8%. The Terrapins permitted Northwestern to bury 27 out of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9% for this contest. They went 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 18 and finished the game at 7 of 9 at the free throw line (77.8%). Regarding team rebounding, Maryland permitted Northwestern to grab 40 overall (4 offensive).
Hakim Hart ended up being a factor for the Terrapins for the matchup. He accumulated 18 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. He buried 7 out of 10 in this matchup giving him a rate of 70.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 5-4 for the year. The Terrapins are responsible for committing 14.3 fouls per game and they connect on 73.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.1 times per contest (199th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. Maryland has accounted for 617 pts on the campaign (68.6 per game) and they pull down 39.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Terrapins are hitting on 41.0% from the floor, which is ranked 296th in the country.
The Terrapins on the defensive side of the court are 145th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 66.7. They are forcing 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (114th in college hoops). The Maryland defense gives up 35.4% on shots from 3-point land (75 of 212) and opponents are knocking down 68.6% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.3 dimes and 35.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 167th and 230th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
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