Milwaukee Panthers vs Florida Gators Prediction, 11/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Panthers vs Florida Gators
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Florida Gators (2-0) will take on the Milwaukee Panthers (1-1) at Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Thursday.
The Milwaukee Panthers faced off with Eastern Kentucky and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-71 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Panthers left the arena with 18 and Eastern Kentucky finished the game with 16 fouls. They also made 13 of 33 tries from downtown. Eastern Kentucky finished the game at 63.2% from the free throw line by converting 12 of 19 shots. Furthermore, Eastern Kentucky grabbed 36 rebounds (15 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Eastern Kentucky distributed 11 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In the matter of defending, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 38.8% from the floor on 26 of 67 shooting. They also distributed 14 dimes in the game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and having 3 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 13 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Panthers made 8 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. Milwaukee finished with a 44.6% FG percentage (29 out of 65) and converted 5 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Josh Thomas is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He finished the contest at 83.3% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and also collected 6 boards. He walked away with 23 points on 10 out of 12 shooting.
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Milwaukee heads into this one with a mark of 1-1 so far this year. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest (199th in the nation) while hitting 44.1% from the field. The Panthers are connecting on 28.9% on shots from beyond the arc (11 of 38) and 79.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 41.0 boards per game and has accounted for 23 dimes for the campaign, which is 320th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 19.0 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Panthers have forced 11.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are 48th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 21 surrendered this year. The Panthers defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 33.8% (46 of 136) and they relinquish 42.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 33.9% on shots from downtown while they are 184th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.5).
In their last game, the Florida Gators walked away with a victory by a final of 71-55 when they played Florida State. In relation to rebounding, Florida allowed Florida State to get 28 in all (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 46.7% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 15 and finished the game at 8 out of 15 from the free throw line (53.3%). The Gators permitted Florida State to convert 20 of 52 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.5% in this contest. In all, the Gators went 24 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.7%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Florida converted 8 out of their 28 attempts (28.6%). They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 75.0%. Florida State committed 19 fouls in the matchup which got the Gators to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They also turned it over 14 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. The Gators snagged 24 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this game.
Colin Castleton ended up having an impact for the Gators for the matchup. He tallied 15 points in his 33 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist for this contest. He made 5 out of 9 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 16 rebounds.
Florida has a win-loss mark of 2-0 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Gators are hitting on 40.5% from the floor, which ranks them 277th in college basketball. Florida has tallied 145 pts for the year (72.5 per game) and they pull in 43.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.5 times per game (187th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Gators are committing 15.0 fouls per game while shooting 63.3% from the free throw line.
The Florida defense gives up 34.3% on shots from 3-point land (12 of 35) and opponents are making 61.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 10.0 dimes and 33.5 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 88th and 133rd in those defensive categories. The Gators on defense are ranked 50th in college basketball in points given up per game with 58.0. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.5% from the field (98th in the nation).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Florida and under the total points
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