Missouri Tigers vs Florida Gators Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Florida Gators
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: exactech Arena in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri (+4.5)
The Missouri Tigers (14-7) head to exactech Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Florida Gators (13-6). Missouri opens this game as 4.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 143.
Missouri will play this game with a mark of 14-7 for the season. The Tigers are connecting on 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (142 of 450) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 73.9 pts per game (112th in the nation) while going 45.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.7 fouls per game. As a team, Missouri is snagging 36.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 280 assists on the campaign, which ranks 177th in the country in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Tigers are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Tigers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.1% (524 of 1,245) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 108th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 238 surrendered for the season. They are giving up 32.1% from 3-point land and they are 216th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.5).
The Missouri Tigers played the Ole Miss Rebels and took a loss by a score of 60-53 in their last contest. Missouri ended the contest having earned a 35.1% FG percentage (20 of 57) and buried 7 of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Tigers converted 6 of 11 shots for a rate of 54.5%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled 31 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 14 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding defense, Missouri let their opponent shoot 38.2% from the floor on 21 of 55 shooting. Ole Miss recorded 8 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Ole Miss collected 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 1 block. Ole Miss finished shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 19 attempts. They converted 3 of 11 tries from 3-point land.
Kobe Brown is a player who was important in this game. He walked away with 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He played for 22 mins and also pulled down 7 boards. Brown ended up going 57.1% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Tigers was Mark Smith. He grabbed 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes played on the night. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor in the game via 4-of-8 (11 points). When this game wrapped up, Smith had accumulated 3 assists.
Florida has a record of 13-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Gators are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 61st in the nation. Florida has totaled 1,442 points for the campaign (75.9 per contest) and they snag 35.8 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.3 times per game (240th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest. The Gators are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls every game and they connect on 75.6% from the charity stripe. The Gators on defense are ranked 169th in college basketball in PPG given up with 69.9. The Florida defense allows 30.6% on 3-point attempts (115 of 376) and opponents are connecting on 69.8% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.3 assists and 34.4 total boards per game, which is 122nd and 152nd in the nation. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (102nd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators took home the win by a final score of 71-67 against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Gators pulled down 18 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 23 for the matchup. They also gave up possession 14 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Wildcats earned 15 fouls in this matchup which got the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to make 14 of them for a rate of 87.5%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Florida buried 7 of their 15 tries (46.7%). Overall, the Gators went 25 for 48 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.1%. The Gators permitted the Wildcats to make 19 of their 48 tries from the floor which had them at 39.6% for this contest. They went 20.0% from three-point range by going 4 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 29 from the free throw line (86.2%). Concerning how they rebounded, Florida permitted Kentucky to get 24 in total (9 offensive).
Tre Mann ended up being a major contributor for the Gators in the matchup. He converted 7 out of 11 for the contest for a rate of 63.6%, and had 8 rebounds. Mann totaled 21 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Florida was Colin Castleton. He finished this one with 4 assists in 34 mins on the court, and he converted 5 of 7 from the floor. Castleton ended up shooting 71.4% from the field in addition to totaling 14 points and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida (-4.5)
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