UConn Huskies vs Florida Gators Prediction, 12/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UConn Huskies vs Florida Gators
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center is the location where the Florida Gators (6-3) will go up against the UConn Huskies (9-0) on Wednesday.
The UConn Huskies played Oklahoma State and went home with a win by a final score of 74-64 in their last game. UConn ended the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (21 out of 56) and made 8 of 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Huskies made 24 of their 33 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. In regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 28 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 11 assists in this matchup while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In regard to defense, UConn allowed 39.3% from the field on 22 of 56 shooting. Oklahoma State earned 5 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Oklahoma State grabbed 34 boards (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Oklahoma State finished the contest at 84.2% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 19 shots. They also made 4 out of their 11 shots from long range. In reference to fouls, the Huskies ended up with 16 and Oklahoma State recorded 25 fouls.
Jordan Hawkins is someone who was a major factor in the game. He notched 26 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and totaled 2 boards. He went 46.2% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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UConn heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 9-0 this year. They average 82.9 points per outing (23rd in college hoops) while shooting 47.5% from the floor. The Huskies are hitting 36.8% on three-point attempts (84 of 228) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, UConn is pulling down 39.2 boards per contest and has accumulated 162 assists on the year, which is 10th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Huskies have forced 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.0 fouls. They give up 28.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 20th in college basketball in opponents PPG (58.7). The Huskies are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.5% (181 of 470) and they concede 29.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 13th in D-1 in giving up assists with 69 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators went home victorious with a score of 89-51 when they faced Stetson. In the matter of attacking the glass, Florida allowed Stetson to grab 24 overall (9 offensive). They shot 23.5% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Gators allowed Stetson to make 18 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Gators walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Florida knocked down 11 of their 22 tries (50.0%). They were able to make 22 of them for a percentage of 84.6%. Stetson committed 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Gators to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Gators snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for this contest.
Will Richard ended up having an impact for the Gators for this contest. He buried 5 of 5 in this contest for a rate of 100.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 18 minutes on the court and accumulated 1 assist in this matchup.
Florida has a mark of 6-3 so far this year. The Gators commit 17.0 fouls every game while shooting 74.6% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.7 times per contest (174th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.3 times per game. Florida has totaled 729 pts on the campaign (81.0 per game) and they average 37.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Gators are hitting on 47.6% from the floor, which ranks them 71st in D-1.
The Florida defense concedes 36.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (65 of 178) and opponents are making 70.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 11.6 dimes and 34.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 124th and 181st in Division 1. The Gators defensively are ranked 189th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 69.0. They are forcing 13.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (130th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UConn
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