Kennesaw State Owls vs Florida Gators Prediction, 11/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kennesaw State Owls vs Florida Gators
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Florida Gators (1-0) will go up against the Kennesaw State Owls (1-0) at Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Friday.
The Kennesaw State Owls faced Lagrange and earned the victory with a final of 99-56 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Owls ended up with 19 and Lagrange totaled 19 fouls. They also converted 4 of 17 tries from distance. Lagrange finished shooting 45.5% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 22 attempts. Furthermore, Lagrange snagged 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Lagrange dished out 6 assists and had 8 steals for this game. In terms of defending, Kennesaw State allowed 33.9% from the floor on 21 out of 62 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 21 turnovers and getting 14 steals. With regard to rebounding, they earned 35 with 8 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Owls made 17 of 23 shots for a rate of 73.9%. Kennesaw State wrapped up the contest with a 59.0% field goal percentage (36 of 61) and made 10 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Terrell Burden is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He finished the game at 85.7% from the field and recorded 7 assists. He was on the hardwood for 23 minutes and also snagged 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 6 of 7 shooting.
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Kennesaw State heads into this one with a mark of 1-0 for the campaign. They have an average of 99.0 pts per game (22nd in the country) while hitting 59.0% from the field. The Owls are shooting 38.5% on shots from 3-point land (10 of 26) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Kennesaw State is collecting 38.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 14 dimes this year, which is 123rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Owls are forcing 22.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are conceding 23.5% on 3-pointers and they rank 125th in college basketball in points per game allowed (56.0). The Owls defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 33.9% (21 of 62) and they surrender 36.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 87th in college hoops in allowing assists with 6 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the Florida Gators took home the win by a final score of 81-45 when they faced Stony Brook. The Gators were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 40 for the matchup. They coughed it up 10 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. Stony Brook earned 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Gators to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 13 of them for a clip of 72.2%. When talking about shots from distance, Florida converted 10 of their 25 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Gators went 29 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.5%. The Gators allowed Stony Brook to convert 16 out of 52 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.8% in this matchup. They finished 21.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 13 at the charity stripe (53.8%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Florida permitted Stony Brook to snag 25 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Will Richard ended up being a major contributor for the Gators in this matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 5 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and had 3 rebounds. He recorded 14 points in his 20 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Florida has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Gators are hitting on 47.5% from the field, which is ranked 101st in the nation. Florida has accounted for 81 points on the campaign and they pull in 44.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 12.0 times per game (172nd in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 10.0 times per game. The Gators are responsible for committing 12.0 fouls every game and they shoot 72.2% from the charity stripe.
The Gators on the defensive end are ranked 72nd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 45.0. They are forcing 18.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 30.8% from the field (87th in D-1). The Florida defense gives up 21.4% on 3-point attempts (6 of 28) and opponents are making 53.8% of their free throw shots. They surrender 9.0 dimes and 28.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 156th and 105th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
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