Ole Miss Rebels vs Florida Gators Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Florida Gators
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (+4)
Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center is the site where and the Florida Gators (5-3) will play the Ole Miss Rebels (6-4) on Tuesday. Ole Miss opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 140.
Ole Miss steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 6-4 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Ole Miss is pulling in 38.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 141 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 151st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Rebels are hitting 28.6% on 3-point shots (59 of 206) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They average 72.4 pts per contest (179th in D-1) while going 44.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Rebels are forcing 18.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 123rd in Division 1 in giving up assists with 110 relinquished on the campaign. The Rebels are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.5% (213 of 539) and they relinquish 33.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 34.4% from 3-point land while they are 26th in college basketball in PPG allowed (61.7).
The Ole Miss Rebels faced the LSU Tigers and took a loss by a final of 75-61 in their last game. Ole Miss ended the game with a 35.4% field goal percentage (17 out of 48) and knocked down 8 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Rebels made 19 of 28 shots for a rate of 67.9%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 27 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists for the game while earning 11 steals and 4 blocked shots. Pertaining to defending, Ole Miss allowed 35.4% from the floor on 17 out of 48 shooting. LSU earned 15 assists and had 11 steals in the game. In addition, the Tigers pulled down 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. LSU finished shooting 81.3% from the charity stripe by making 13 of their 16 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Austin Crowley is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 10 points on 3 out of 4 shooting. He saw the court for 17 minutes and collected 3 boards. Crowley finished the game at 75.0% from the field and earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Rebels was Luis Rodriguez. He totaled 5 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor for the game via 3-of-5 (9 points). When this game wrapped up, Rodriguez was on the hardwood for 21 minutes.
Florida has a record of 5-3 on the year. The Gators are committing 20.9 fouls every game and they connect on 71.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 12.6 times per game (227th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. Florida has accumulated 626 pts this season (78.3 per game) and they snag 35.9 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Gators are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which is ranked 70th in D-1. The Gators on defense are ranked 216th in D-1 in PPG given up with 71.9. They are able to force 16.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (149th in Division 1). The Florida defense allows 37.3% on three-point shots (59 of 158) and their opposition makes 74.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.5 dimes and 33.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 151st and 96th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators took a defeat with a final score of 76-58 against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Gators collected 16 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 28 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 tries while earning 4 steals for the contest. The Wildcats earned 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a rate of 53.8%. In terms of shots from distance, Florida made 9 of their 20 tries (45.0%). When all was said and done, the Gators finished the game shooting 21 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 37.5%. The Gators permitted the Wildcats to knock down 29 out of 52 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.8% in this matchup. They finished 46.2% from distance via 6 of 13 and ended up going 12 of 13 from the free throw line (92.3%). In the matter of team rebounding, Florida permitted Kentucky to pull down 26 in all (3 offensive).
Anthony Duruji ended up being a factor for the Gators in the game. He knocked down 6 out of 13 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, which earned him 15 points. Duruji pulled down 3 rebounds in his 29 minutes and accounted for 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that was important for Florida was Tyree Appleby. He notched 10 points in his 23 minutes on the court via 4 out of 9 shooting in the game. Appleby ended up shooting 44.4% from the field while earning 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida (-4)
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