The No. 8 Florida Gators (2-0) welcome the New Hampshire Wildcats (1-1) in a matchup that pits great offense against superb defense. Action starts at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and it can be seen on SEC Network.
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In the Wildcats last contest, they were blown out by the Texas Longhorns, 78-60. New Hampshires Iba Camara had a solid performance, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Texas had a much better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 17.2). New Hampshire, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (14-17; 82.4 percent).
The Gators will look to keep it rolling after blowing out the North Florida Ospreys in their last matchup, 108-68. Florida rallied around Egor Koulechov, who recorded 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Florida played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.7 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.4. North Florida was 20.9 and 24.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Florida takes on the stingy defense of New Hampshire. Since last season, the Gators rank 30th in offensive efficiency, while the Wildcats are 37th in defensive efficiency.
Since last season, the Wildcats are 21-13 straight up (SU) and 2-2 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has been highly accurate when setting the O/U total of New Hampshire games since last year, with an even split between overs and unders.
The Gators, meanwhile, are 26-8 SU and 21-14-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Florida games over that same time frame with 18 unders compared to 17 overs.
New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Florida Gators Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Florida, ATS Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wildcats rank 40th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while the Gators rank 151st (34.9).
- Florida ranks 190th in assists per game (13.2) while New Hampshire ranks 231st (12.4).
- Florida ranks 32nd in steals per game (7.6) while New Hampshire ranks 282nd (4.1).
- The Gators rank 32nd in blocks per game (4.8) while the Wildcats rank 274th (1.9).
- Florida ranks 30th in three pointers allowed per game (18.3) while New Hampshire ranks 153rd (21.0).