Florida Gators vs. Butler Bulldogs Betting Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The Butler Bulldogs (4-1) will be in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort when they take on the Florida Gators (3-2). The game starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018, and will air on ESPNU.

Florida Gators vs. Butler Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams blew out their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 84-53, while the Gators beat the Stanford Cardinal 72-49.

Florida played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.4 (better than their season average of 15.7) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.6 (above their season average of 21.6). For those same stats, Stanford was 29.3 and 17.9, respectively. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.650 (above their season average of 0.566), while the Blue Raiders had a turnover percentage of 24.1 (above their season average of 20.8). Kamar Baldwin led the way for Butler, finishing with 18 points and five rebounds. Florida, meanwhile, received a boost from Deaundrae Ballard, who contributed 19 points.

Second-chance points could be hard to find for Florida in this showdown. The Gators rank 210th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.2 percent), while Butler ranks 42nd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent) since last season.

Florida vs. Butler Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Butler, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Butler ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Florida ranks 263rd (37.1).
  • The Gators rank 45th in three pointers allowed per game (19.6) while the Bulldogs rank 106th (20.9).
  • Florida ranks 40th in assists allowed per game (11.4) while Butler ranks 69th (12.1).
  • The Gators rank 31st in blocks per game (4.7) while the Bulldogs rank 197th (2.9).
  • Florida ranks 47th in steals per game (7.4) while Butler ranks 125th (6.5).