Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
The Texas A&M Aggies (20-11) welcome the Florida Gators (19-12) at Amalie Arena on Thursday.
The Florida Gators stepped onto the hardwood against Kentucky and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-63 in their last contest. Florida wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.0% field goal percentage (25 of 61) and made 3 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Gators buried 10 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they compiled 27 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 8 assists for the game while creating 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to the defense, Florida allowed 50.9% from the field on 28 out of 55 shooting. Kentucky recorded 13 assists and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, Kentucky pulled down 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Kentucky finished the game at 68.8% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of 16 shots. They converted 4 of their 14 tries from long range. In reference to fouls, the Gators ended up with 18 while Kentucky recorded 14 fouls.
Colin Castleton is a guy who came through for the matchup. He finished the contest at 57.9% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. He was on the court for 36 minutes and snagged 11 rebounds. He ended up with 23 points on 11 of 19 shooting.
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Florida comes into this matchup with a mark of 19-12 so far this year. They have an average of 70.5 points per outing (196th in D-1) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. The Gators are connecting on 31.1% from downtown (251 of 806) and 73.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Florida is snagging 33.3 boards per game and has accumulated 394 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 181st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Gators have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 fouls. They are ranked 124th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 359 surrendered on the campaign. The Gators defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.8% (752 of 1,715) and they relinquish 34.7 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 32.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 68th in D-1 in opponents points per game (65.5).
In their last game, the Texas A&M Aggies went home victorious with a score of 67-64 against Mississippi State. When talking about team rebounding, Texas A&M allowed Mississippi State to grab 30 in total (11 offensive). They shot 25.0% from three-point range by going 1 of 4 and ended up shooting 15 of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). The Aggies allowed Mississippi State to make 24 of their 52 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.2% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Aggies ended up going 22 for 51 from the floor which had them at 43.1%. In relation to 3-point shots, Texas A&M buried 6 out of 19 attempts (31.6%). They were able to bury 17 of those for a percentage of 70.8%. Mississippi State earned 20 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Aggies to the free throw line for 24 tries. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Aggies were able to snag 20 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 28 in this contest.
Quenton Jackson ended up being a major contributor for the Aggies in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 8 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and earned 3 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't record an assist.
Texas A&M has a record of 20-11 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Aggies are hitting on 44.4% from the field, which ranks 165th in college basketball. Texas A&M has totaled 2,266 points for the season (73.1 per contest) and they snag 35.0 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (113th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per contest. The Aggies have committed 17.8 fouls per contest while shooting 69.0% from the charity stripe.
The Texas A&M defense surrenders 33.0% on three-point shots (210 of 636) and their opponents are converting on 73.1% of their foul shots. They surrender 15.0 dimes and 34.3 boards every game, which ranks them 328th and 160th in those categories. The Aggies defensively are ranked 109th in the nation in points given up per game with 66.7. They have forced 17.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (130th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
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