The Providence Friars (6-5) will battle against the Florida Gators (6-3) at Barclays Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN2.
Providence Friars vs. Florida Gators Betting Odds
In their last contest, the Gators were beaten by the 24th-ranked Butler Bulldogs, 76-62, while the Friars beat the Stony Brook Seawolves, 82-78.
Providence dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.367 (above their season average of 0.210) and a turnover percentage of 16.1 (better than their season average of 16.7). For those same stats, Stony Brook recorded marks of 0.210 and 22.4, respectively. Florida, on the other hand, held Butler to an offensive rebounding percentage of 8.7 (below their season average of 30.6). Florida was lifted by Kerry Blackshear Jr., who finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Alpha Diallo played a pivotal role for Providence with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Florida might struggle to score as they battle against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Dating back to last season, Providence ranks 61st in defensive efficiency while the Gators rank 200th in offensive efficiency.
Providence Friars vs. Florida Gators Odds Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Florida, ATS Winner – Florida, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Providence ranks sixth in assists per game (15.3) while Florida ranks 222nd (11.8).
- The Gators rank 66th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Friars rank 134th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- The Friars rank seventh in steals per game (8.1) while the Gators rank 164th (6.8).
- Providence ranks 48th in rebounds per game (37.0) while Florida ranks 137th (33.8).