Florida Gators vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Florida Gators (13-10) are en route to Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday where they will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (20-3).
The Florida Gators faced off with Kentucky and took a loss by a final of 72-67 in their last game. Florida wrapped up the contest with a 41.8% FG percentage (23 out of 55) and knocked down 6 of their 19 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Gators converted 15 of 17 shots for a rate of 88.2%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 11 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of the defense, Florida allowed 45.2% from the floor on 28 out of 62 shooting. Kentucky distributed 10 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, Kentucky grabbed 35 boards (11 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Kentucky finished the game shooting 84.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of 13 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 11 shots from 3-point land. In relation to fouls, the Gators ended up walking away with 14 and Kentucky accounted for 14 fouls.
Colin Castleton is one guy who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up with 25 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins and collected 8 rebounds. He finished the contest at 56.3% from the field and earned 5 dimes.
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Florida will play this game with a mark of 13-10 so far this year. They are giving up possession 11.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Florida is grabbing 35.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 288 assists this year, which has them ranked 274th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Gators are shooting 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (156 of 482) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.3 pts per game (183rd in college basketball) while going 43.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Gators are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They give up 30.8% from beyond the arc and they are 52nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (64.8). The Gators are giving up a FG percentage of 39.4% (545 of 1,385) and they relinquish 37.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 50th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 255 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide got the victory with a final of 79-69 when they played LSU. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Alabama permitted LSU to collect 32 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 25.9% from distance by going 7 out of 27 and finished the contest at 24 of 31 at the charity stripe (77.4%). The Crimson Tide allowed LSU to convert 19 of 62 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 30.6% in this matchup. Overall, the Crimson Tide ended up shooting 26 for 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Alabama buried 13 out of 29 tries (44.8%). They were able to convert 14 of them for a rate of 93.3%. LSU had 16 fouls for the contest which got the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They gave up possession 8 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Crimson Tide were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest.
Noah Clowney was important for the Crimson Tide in this contest. He recorded 14 points in his 32 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in the matchup. He made 6 out of 9 in the matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Alabama has a win-loss record of 20-3 so far this year. As an offense, the Crimson Tide are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which ranks 209th in the nation. Alabama has accounted for 1,912 pts for the season (83.1 per game) and they pull down 44.9 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (64th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per game. The Crimson Tide commit 18.5 fouls per contest and they go 72.8% from the charity stripe.
The Crimson Tide defensively are ranked 160th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 68.7. They have forced 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.3% from the floor (3rd in college basketball). The Alabama defense surrenders 26.1% on shots from distance (124 of 476) and their opponents are connecting on 71.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 10.5 dimes and 38.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 33rd and 346th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida
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