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Florida vs. Gardner-Webb - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (0-1) at Florida Gators (0-0)

College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -25 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs and Florida Gators meet Monday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena.

The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs look for a bounce back victory after getting waxed by Miami on Friday in their season opener. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are averaging 45 points on 31.7 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 50 percent shooting. DJ Laster is averaging 10 points and eight rebounds while David Efianayi is averaging nine points and four rebounds. Liam O'Reilly is grabbing four rebounds and Nate Johnson is dishing two assists. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 16.7 percent from the free throw line. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs have split their last eight road games.

Florida vs. Gardner-Webb - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Gators look to build on what they did last season after reaching the Elite Eight and winning 27 games overall. There’s real reason to be excited with this club, as KeVaughn Allen returns as the top player from a year ago, averaging 14 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists. John Egbunu provides even more depth assuming he recovers from injury and Chris Chiozza brings the senior leadership and has improved each season. Florida also added a solid recruiting class and two transfers who can contribute right away in Jalen Hudson (Virginia Tech) and Egor Koulechov (Rice). Florida is a true SEC contender and is a team that will make some noise in the big dance as well. The Florida Gators have won five straight home games.

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The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs did nothing in their season opener, and the Gators have more firepower and experience than the Hurricanes. Florida is probably a better team than it was last season, as this is a team that could seriously make a run at the final four given the recruiting class, transfers and returning players. Gardner-Webb couldn't get anything going on either end of the floor, which makes me question this team can hang in this spot. I'll take Florida in a blowout.

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