Ole Miss Rebels vs Florida Gators Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Florida Gators (14-8) will try to beat the Ole Miss Rebels (12-10) at Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday.
The Ole Miss Rebels faced off with LSU and earned the victory with a final of 76-72 in their last game. Ole Miss finished with a 52.4% FG percentage (22 of 42) and made 9 of their 21 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rebels converted 23 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 74.2%. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned 27 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 8 assists for this contest while forcing 16 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to defending, Ole Miss allowed the other team to go 43.1% from the floor on 28 of 65 shooting. LSU earned 15 assists and had 11 steals for this contest. Furthermore, LSU snagged 32 rebounds (17 offensive, 15 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. LSU ended up going 61.5% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 13 shots. They also knocked down 8 out of their 22 attempts from three-point range. Regarding fouls, the Rebels walked away with 16 while LSU recorded 22 fouls.
Luis Rodriguez is one player who was a factor in this contest. He accounted for 15 points on 4 out of 5 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and pulled down 12 boards. He ended up going 80.0% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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Ole Miss will play this game with a mark of 12-10 for the year. They average 67.7 points per game (275th in D-1) while connecting on 43.2% from the field. The Rebels are hitting 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (153 of 467) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Ole Miss is pulling in 34.5 boards per game and has accounted for 295 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 119th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a team they commit 14.6 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Rebels are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 16.1 fouls. They currently rank 338th in college hoops in allowing assists with 329 surrendered this season. The Rebels defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (541 of 1,249) and they surrender 34.5 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 29.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 88th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.8).
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators got the win with a final of 66-65 against Missouri. In reference to cleaning up the glass, Florida allowed Missouri to grab 24 overall (5 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 38.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 of 13 and finished the game at 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Gators permitted Missouri to bury 24 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Gators went 17 for 43 from the field which had them at 39.5%. In terms of shots from downtown, Florida converted 10 of their 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. Missouri committed 21 fouls in this contest which got the Gators to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Gators were able to collect 16 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 21 for this game.
Myreon Jones ended up being a factor for the Gators in this matchup. He made 5 of 10 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. He had 18 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and accounted for 1 assist for the matchup.
Florida has a win-loss record of 14-8 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Gators are connecting on 42.8% from the field, which is ranked 247th in the nation. Florida has accounted for 1,573 points so far this year (71.5 per contest) and they pull in 34.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per contest (202nd in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Gators commit 16.0 fouls every game while shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe.
The Florida defense concedes 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (116 of 366) and opponents are making 67.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.2 assists and 33.6 boards every game, which has them ranked 74th and 125th in college hoops. The Gators are ranked 54th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.2. They are able to force 15.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (248th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ole Miss
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