Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators Prediction, 2/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Tennessee Volunteers (18-3) are headed to Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Wednesday where they will take on the Florida Gators (12-9).
The Tennessee Volunteers took the court against Texas and notched a win by a score of 82-71 in their last contest. Tennessee wrapped up the game having earned a 55.6% FG percentage (30 of 54) and made 6 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Volunteers buried 16 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With regard to defense, Tennessee allowed the other team to go 44.1% from the floor on 26 out of 59 shooting. Texas earned 17 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Texas snagged 20 boards (7 offensive, 13 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Texas finished the game at 70.6% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 attempts. They made 7 out of their 24 tries from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Volunteers walked away with 16 and Texas finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
Olivier Nkamhoua is a player who was a factor for the game. He accumulated 27 points on 12 of 15 shooting. He played for 33 minutes and snagged 8 rebounds. He finished the game at 80.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes.
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Tennessee comes into this one with a record of 18-3 on the campaign. They average 74.4 pts per game (126th in Division 1) while shooting 44.7% from the field. The Volunteers are shooting 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (168 of 496) and 73.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Tennessee is pulling down 39.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 369 dimes for the year, which is 15th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a team they commit 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Volunteers are able to force 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They give up 22.0% on 3-point attempts and they rank 1st in D-1 in PPG allowed (54.5). The Volunteers are giving up a FG percentage of 34.5% (385 of 1,117) and they surrender 31.6 boards per game as a group. They are 5th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 186 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the Florida Gators took a loss by a final score of 64-50 against Kansas State. In regard to rebounding, Florida permitted Kansas State to get 47 in total (9 offensive). They shot 23.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 out of 17 and finished the game at 14 of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Gators allowed Kansas State to make 23 out of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.7% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Gators walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Florida made 4 out of their 22 tries (18.2%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 62.5%. Kansas State had 16 fouls in this contest which got the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They coughed it up 14 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Gators earned 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the game.
Colin Castleton pitched in for the Gators in the matchup. He earned 13 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this game. He buried 6 out of 12 in the game for a rate of 50.0%, and earned 8 rebounds.
Florida has a win-loss mark of 12-9 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Gators are connecting on 43.5% from the field, which ranks 246th in D-1. Florida has accounted for 1,505 points on the season (71.7 per game) and they collect 36.1 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.6 times per game (233rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.7 times per game. The Gators have committed 16.6 fouls per game and they shoot 73.9% from the charity stripe.
The Florida defense concedes 31.1% on shots from beyond the arc (121 of 389) and their opponents are connecting on 69.7% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.3 dimes and 37.2 boards per game, which ranks 84th and 326th in those categories on the defensive end. The Gators on the defensive end are ranked 62nd in the nation in points allowed per contest with 65.0. They are forcing 13.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.7% from the field (25th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida
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