Florida Gators vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
The Arkansas Razorbacks (17-9) are welcoming the Florida Gators (14-12) at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
The Florida Gators played Ole Miss and earned the victory with a final of 79-64 in their last game. Florida wrapped up the game with a 59.2% field goal percentage (29 out of 49) and made 10 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Gators made 11 of their 18 shots for a rate of 61.1%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected a total of 27 with 2 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 dimes for this contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to the defense, Florida allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the floor on 25 out of 63 shooting. Ole Miss doled out 6 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Additionally, Ole Miss snagged 35 rebounds (13 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Ole Miss finished the game shooting 61.1% from the free throw line by making 11 of 18 tries. They also converted 3 out of their 12 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Gators walked away with 11 and Ole Miss accumulated 13 fouls.
Myreon Jones is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He recorded 15 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and grabbed 8 boards. He finished the game at 71.4% from the floor and also earned 1 assist.
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Florida comes into this game with a win-loss record of 14-12 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Florida is pulling down 35.8 boards per game and has totaled 323 assists on the season, which ranks 259th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Gators are connecting on 32.3% on three-point attempts (172 of 533) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They average 71.8 points per outing (176th in Division 1) while shooting 43.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Gators are forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They are 70th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 293 surrendered on the year. The Gators are giving up a FG percentage of 40.2% (634 of 1,579) and they concede 37.9 boards per contest as a team. They concede 32.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 100th in the country in points per game from their opponents (66.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arkansas Razorbacks took a defeat with a final score of 62-56 against Texas A&M. The Razorbacks corralled 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. Texas A&M had 20 fouls in this game which got the Razorbacks to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a rate of 50.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Arkansas converted 5 of 16 tries (31.3%). When the game finished, the Razorbacks walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 50 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. The Razorbacks permitted Texas A&M to knock down 19 of their 54 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.2% for this contest. They went 50.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 12 and finished the contest at 18 of 22 from the charity stripe (81.8%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Arkansas permitted Texas A&M to grab 35 overall (9 offensive).
Davonte Davis was important for the Razorbacks for this game. He knocked down 5 of 13 in this contest for a field goal rate of 38.5%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. He scored 14 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in the game.
Arkansas has a mark of 17-9 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Razorbacks are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 34th in D-1. Arkansas has accounted for 1,919 pts this year (73.8 per game) and they collect 35.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.7 times per game (147th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Razorbacks are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.8% from the free throw line.
The Razorbacks on defense are ranked 64th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.6. They are able to force 14.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (56th in college basketball). The Arkansas defense gives up 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (142 of 436) and their opposition makes 69.8% of their foul shots. They give up 10.0 assists and 32.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 16th and 81st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida
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