Auburn Tigers vs Florida Gators Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Florida Gators (16-10) are welcoming the Auburn Tigers (24-2) at Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers faced off with Vanderbilt and took home the win by a score of 94-80 in their last contest. Auburn ended the game having earned a 58.5% field goal percentage (31 of 53) and made 11 out of their 22 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Tigers buried 21 of 26 tries for a percentage of 80.8%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 28 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Auburn let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the floor on 25 out of 56 shooting. Vanderbilt distributed 7 assists and had 14 steals in this game. Furthermore, Vanderbilt snagged 24 boards (6 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. Vanderbilt went 78.1% when shooting free throws by making 25 of 32 tries. They knocked down 5 of their 19 shots from distance. When it comes to fouls, the Tigers ended up with 26 and Vanderbilt totaled 23 fouls.
Walker Kessler is a player who was a major factor in this game. He walked away with 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting. He played for 27 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Picks Today
Auburn will enter this game with a mark of 24-2 this season. They currently have an average of 80.5 points per game (14th in college basketball) while going 44.9% from the floor. The Tigers are connecting on 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (212 of 665) and 73.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Auburn is collecting 40.7 boards per game and has racked up 383 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 57th in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.7 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.5 fouls. They are giving up 30.8% on shots from distance and they are ranked 126th in college hoops in opponents PPG (67.1). The Tigers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.5% (588 of 1,528) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 89th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 284 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Florida Gators walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 56-55 when they faced Texas A&M. When talking about rebounding, Florida permitted Texas A&M to grab 38 in all (15 on the offensive glass). They went 11.1% from distance by connecting on 2 out of 18 and finished the contest at 16 of 16 at the charity stripe (100.0%). The Gators permitted Texas A&M to convert 19 out of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 33.9% in the matchup. Overall, the Gators shot 17 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 28.8%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Florida buried 7 out of their 30 attempts (23.3%). They were able to make 14 of those for a percentage of 82.4%. Texas A&M committed 18 fouls for the contest which took the Gators to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Gators pulled down 18 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the game.
Colin Castleton was important for the Gators in this matchup. He converted 5 of 10 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 15 rebounds. He tallied 15 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the contest.
Florida has a record of 16-10 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Gators are shooting 42.3% from the floor, which ranks 272nd in the nation. Florida has totaled 1,819 pts this year (70.0 per contest) and they snag 34.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.7 times per game (212th in college hoops) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Gators are responsible for committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest while shooting 73.0% from the free throw line.
The Gators defensively are ranked 44th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.1. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (191st in D-1). The Florida defense concedes 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc (141 of 465) and their opponents are connecting on 68.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 11.3 dimes and 34.7 boards every game, which has them ranked 71st and 188th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks