Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gators vs. Bulldogs CBB Odds
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2019-2020 NCAA Basketball
(6-2) Florida Gators vs. Butler Bulldogs (8-0)
Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Buter -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 120.0
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This match-up will see the Florida Gators take on the Butler Bulldogs. When these teams met last season, Florida won 77-43.
The Gators were extremely hyped up to start this season, yet they already find themselves having lost twice. It is a long season, so these losses are not a big deal, but it is quite possible that the Gators were a little overrated.
Florida’s offense has been a little underwhelm through the first part of the season. They are only averaging 67.6 points per game for starters. To further show some offensive struggles, the Gator are hitting 43.5% from the field and 30.1% from long range.
The Gators have a few guys that make a real impact on the offensive side of the ball, but the biggest of them all is Keyontae Johnson. I say Johnson mainly because he leads the team in points. He is scoring an average of 13.0 per game, but is also shooting 56.2% from the field. Behind Johnson is Kerry Blackshear Jr. The 6’10 forward is averaging 12.9 points per game and is leading the team with 8.9 rebounds per game. Both Blackshear Jr. and Johnson are going to be the difference in this game. The question is, “Who else is going to step up?”
Defense is where the Gators have had to perform well to pick up for their lack of scoring. They are allowing 62 points per game. Their opponents are shooting an average of 39% and 27.4% from three-point range. Out of the eight games they have played, no one has scored more than 67 points against them.
If they can hold the Bulldogs under the 70 point mark, there is a good chance that Florida will get their first win over a ranked opponent this season.
The Bulldogs are perfect this season and find themselves ranked in the latest polls. They just handled Ole Miss pretty easily, beating them 67-58 on the road. They do not have any great wins yet, but a win over the Gators would surely help grow their resume going forward.
Looking at their offensive numbers, it is safe to say that Butler has a below average offense. They are averaging 71.1 points per game, and have only scored more than 70 in three game. I will point out that they shoot the ball at 49.3%, which ranks 23rd in the country.
Butler’s offense is led by Kamar Baldwin, who is averaging 17.5 points per game. Behind him is Bryce Nze, who averages 12.1 points per game and leads the team with 7.5 rebounds per game.
Similar to Florida, both of these top guys are going to have to play lights out if Butler wants to remain unbeaten.
Despite some lackluster offensive performances, the defense for the Bulldogs has been elite. They are allowing 55.5 points per game. This is the 8th best scoring defense in the country. No team has scored more than 67 points on them an only two teams have managed to reach the 60-point mark.
CBB Betting Trends:
- BUT are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 16-5 in BUT last 21 non-conference games.
- Under is 6-2 in BUT last 8 overall.
- Under is 22-5 in FLA last 27 road games.
- FLA are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 23-8 in FLA last 31 non-conference games.
Free Florida Gators vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction:
Butler is rolling right now and I like them to win this game at home. Both teams are playing pretty incredible defense, so I like believe this game will be very low scoring and I will take the under.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 120
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