Florida Gators vs. Saint Joseph Hawks - 11/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Saint Joseph Hawks at Florida Gators

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM (TD Arena)

FLA -13.5 O/U 141

TV: ESPN2

The Gators are definitely banking on the football team to keep the name of the college in front of people. The Gators basketball team has only managed to get to the 2-2 mark on the year so far and have looked a little lost at times. The last game on the court for the Gators was a loss to the Connecticut squad by a score of 62-59.

The Gators offense has not been that powerful on the year with only 62.5 points a game being scored. Florida does not have much in the way of a passing game either with only 10.8 assist a game on the year and have managed to pull down 37.8 boards a game. The defense for Florida is good with 61 points a game allowed on the year.

The Hawks are heading into the game here with a  2-2 record on the year. One of those wins came over Connecticut, the same team that just beat Florida. In the win over UConn the Saint Joseph Hawks scored 96 points and only allowed the Huskies to reply with 87 points. The last game on the court for the Hawks was a loss to Loyola Chicago.

The Hawks offense has been fairly good on the year with a total of 79.8 points a game on the year. The Hawks have a defense that is really questionable on the year by giving up 83.8 points a game on the year. When it comes to cleaning up the glass the Hawks are getting 42 boards a game with 15.5 assist a game.

Florida is the team that most people expect to win this game. However, the Gators have to contain the Hawks offense and that could be a challenge in the game for the Gators. Look for the Gators to do just that in this game and bring home a decent win in the game over the Saint Joseph Hawks as the Gators offense comes to life against a horrible defense. Final Score Prediction, Florida Gators win, but fail to cover 72-62.

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Ben’s Pick Saint Joseph Hawks +13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.