Loyola Greyhounds vs Florida Gators Prediction, 11/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Loyola Greyhounds vs Florida Gators
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Loyola Greyhounds (13-20 last season) are traveling to Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Monday where they will take on the Florida Gators (16-17 last year).
The Loyola Greyhounds played Colgate and took a loss by a final of 92-73 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Greyhounds ended up walking away with 13 while Colgate had 11 personal fouls. They converted 11 of 22 attempts from 3-point range. Colgate shot 81.3% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of their 16 shots. Additionally, Colgate had 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Colgate dished out 24 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. In reference to defense, Loyola allowed the other team to go 60.7% from the field on 34 of 56 shooting. They also distributed 16 dimes for the matchup while creating 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 26 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Greyhounds made 6 of their 9 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Loyola finished the contest with a 49.2% FG percentage (30 of 61) and made 7 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land.
Golden Dike is a player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up going 66.7% from the field and earned 4 dimes. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and snagged 6 rebounds. He notched 17 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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Loyola enters this matchup after finishing with a win-loss mark of 13-20 last season. They lost possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a group committed 15.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a group, Loyola pulled in 31.4 rebounds per game and sat with 459 assists last season, which had them ranked 115th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Greyhounds connected on 35.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (250 of 701) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. They averaged 67.3 points per game (292nd in the country) while connecting on 45.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Greyhounds forced 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.2 fouls. They were 302nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 468 surrendered last year. The Greyhounds defensively gave up a FG percentage of 47.8% (862 of 1,804) and they relinquished 32.8 boards per contest as a group. They surrendered 36.3% on three-point shots and they ranked 196th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (70.6).
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators took a loss by a score of 67-49 when they played UCF. In the matter of team rebounding, Florida permitted UCF to pull down 38 in total (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 out of 15 and ended up shooting 3 of 4 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Gators allowed UCF to convert 29 of their 55 attempts from the field which had them shooting 52.7% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Gators went 19 for 59 from the field which had them sitting at 32.2%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Florida buried 4 of their 24 attempts (16.7%). They were able to convert 7 of them for a rate of 70.0%. UCF was called for 11 fouls for the contest which got the Gators to the charity stripe for a total of 10 attempts. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Gators were able to collect 16 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this matchup.
Riley Kugel was important for the Gators for the matchup. He made 8 of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 57.1%, and had 3 rebounds. He accumulated 21 points in his 32 minutes of playing time and totaled 1 assist for this contest.
Florida had a record of 16-17 last season. The Gators were responsible for committing 16.2 fouls per contest and they went 71.7% from the free throw line. They got an assist 12.3 times per contest (248th in the nation) and they lost possession via turnover 11.2 times per game. Florida had 2,351 points over the course of last year (71.2 per game) and they grabbed 34.6 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Gators hit 43.6% from the floor, which was ranked 238th in the nation.
The Florida defense gave up 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (192 of 608) and their opponents converted on 70.4% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 11.2 assists and 38.6 rebounds per contest, which ranked them 67th and 356th in the nation. The Gators were ranked 136th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.6. They forced their opponents into 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (55th in the nation).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Florida and under the total points
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