Saint Joseph's vs. Florida - 11/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (2-0) vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks (3-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Florida -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Saint Joseph's Hawks meet Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in the Mohegan Sun Tip-Off.
The Florida Gators look to keep the ball rolling and improve to 3-0 under a new coach. The Florida Gators are averaging 81.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 47.5 points on 30.6 percent shooting. Devin Robinson is averaging 14 points and 8.5 rebounds while Chris Chiozza is averaging nine points and three assists. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 11 rebounds and Kasey Hill is dishing 6.5 assists. The Florida Gators are still playing that elite defense, which includes holding teams to just 22.9 percent shooting from downtown. The Gators have allowed just 95 points in their first two games and have allowed no more than 67 points in eight straight games. Florida’s tough to beat when it locks in defensively.
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks look to get off to a fast and impressive 4-0 start to the season. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 81.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Isaiah Miles is averaging 17 points and 9.3 rebounds while DeAndre Bembry is averaging 15 points and 4.7 assists. Pierfrancesco Oliva is dishing three assists and Aaron Brown is grabbing four rebounds. The Saint Joseph's Hawks have topped 80 points twice already this season and that’s with 26.7 percent shooting from deep. Saint Joseph's has four double-digit scorers and has 43 assists on 82 made baskets. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are a balanced team that’s sure to make some noise this year in the A10.
The Gators are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The Hawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 20 points
Florida's defense is the difference maker in this game for me. The Gators are one of the better defensive teams in college ball and should be able to control the pace of this game. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.