Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 1/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
The Florida Gators (10-7) are hitting the road to Reed Arena on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Texas A&M Aggies (12-5).
The Florida Gators took the court against Missouri and walked away with a win by a score of 73-64 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Gators finished with 12 and Missouri finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They knocked down 3 out of their 18 tries from three-point range. Missouri shot 73.3% at the free throw line by making 11 of their 15 attempts. Additionally, Missouri collected 29 boards (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Missouri recorded 9 dimes and had 12 steals in this game. In reference to the defense, Florida let their opponent shoot 41.7% from the floor on 25 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 15 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 30 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Gators knocked down 15 of their 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Florida finished with a 47.1% FG percentage (24 of 51) and made 10 out of their 23 3-pointers.
Will Richard is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He notched 18 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and pulled down 1 board. He finished 44.4% from the field and totaled 1 assist.
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Florida comes into this game with a win-loss record of 10-7 for the campaign. They are averaging 74.2 points per contest (137th in the country) while going 45.2% from the floor. The Gators are shooting 33.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (116 of 344) and 75.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Florida is grabbing 35.9 boards per game and has tallied 208 dimes so far this season, which is 309th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Gators are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.1 fouls. They concede 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 103rd in the country in points per game allowed (66.4). The Gators defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.3% (407 of 1,011) and they concede 35.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 53rd in the country in giving up assists with 193 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Texas A&M Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 94-53 when they played South Carolina. The Aggies were able to corral 26 defensive boards and 20 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. South Carolina had 17 fouls in this matchup which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Texas A&M buried 9 out of 20 tries (45.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 34 out of 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.8%. The Aggies permitted South Carolina to make 19 of 50 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 38.0% for this contest. They finished 27.3% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 22 and finished the contest at 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Texas A&M allowed South Carolina to snag 16 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Wade Taylor was important for the Aggies for the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 5 rebounds. He recorded 20 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the matchup.
Texas A&M has a win-loss mark of 12-5 this year. The Aggies are responsible for committing 19.2 fouls every game and they shoot 73.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.8 times per contest (157th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. Texas A&M has accumulated 1,295 pts for the campaign (76.2 per game) and they average 36.9 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Aggies are connecting on 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 130th in college basketball.
The Texas A&M defense gives up 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (144 of 413) and opponents are making 72.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.9 dimes and 30.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 198th and 12th in those defensive categories. The Aggies defensively are ranked 103rd in the country in points allowed per game with 66.4. They are forcing 15.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the floor (51st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
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