Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN
The Florida Gators (14-14) are en route to Memorial Gymnasium (TN) on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores (15-13).
The Florida Gators stepped onto the hardwood against Kentucky and ended up losing by a score of 82-74 in their last game. Florida ended the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (26 of 52) and made 8 of their 20 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Gators converted 14 of their 20 tries for a rate of 70.0%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 20 with 2 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding defense, Florida allowed 53.2% from the field on 33 of 62 shooting. Kentucky dished out 16 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Kentucky totaled 37 boards (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Kentucky finished 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 12 of 16 tries. They also knocked down 4 of 13 attempts from beyond the arc. In reference to fouls, the Gators finished with 15 while Kentucky recorded 13 fouls.
Riley Kugel is one guy who had an impact for this game. He accumulated 24 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. He finished 58.3% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes.
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Florida heads into this game with a mark of 14-14 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Florida is pulling in 34.9 boards per game and is sitting with 346 dimes for the year, which ranks 257th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Gators are connecting on 32.1% on shots from downtown (184 of 574) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 71.6 pts per game (176th in D-1) while going 43.7% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Gators are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They give up 32.3% from beyond the arc and they are 126th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.1). The Gators are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (701 of 1,700) and they relinquish 38.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 75th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 317 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a defeat with a final score of 84-77 when they played LSU. The Commodores pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 33 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 7 times, while getting 2 steals for the contest. LSU committed 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Commodores to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.9%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Vanderbilt converted 11 out of 27 attempts (40.7%). When the game finished, the Commodores finished the game shooting 26 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.1%. The Commodores permitted LSU to make 27 of 60 tries from the floor which had them at 45.0% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 42.9% from three-point range by connecting on 9 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). In regard to how they rebounded, Vanderbilt allowed LSU to pull down 40 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Liam Robbins ended up being a major contributor for the Commodores in the matchup. He recorded 23 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He converted 6 out of 14 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and tallied 11 rebounds.
Vanderbilt has a mark of 15-13 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Commodores are connecting on 41.8% from the field, which ranks them 316th in Division 1. Vanderbilt has accounted for 2,000 pts on the season (71.4 per game) and they pull down 37.1 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.1 times per game (274th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.9 times per game. The Commodores are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 71.0% from the charity stripe.
The Vanderbilt defense allows 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (200 of 624) and their opponents are making 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 13.4 assists and 35.9 boards every game, which has them ranked 223rd and 291st in D-1. The Commodores defensively are ranked 242nd in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 71.9. They are forcing their opponents into 10.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (181st in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
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