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Florida vs. Butler - 11/23/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Butler Bulldogs (4-1) at Florida Gators (3-2)
Date & Time Friday November 23, 2018, 9:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Butler Bulldogs PK -- Over/Under: 134
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Butler Bulldogs (4-1) at Florida Gators (3-2)
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The Florida Gators and Butler Bulldogs meet Friday in the college basketball Battle 4 Atlantis at the Imperial Arena.

The Florida Gators look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Florida Gators are averaging 70 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jalen Hudson is averaging 10 points and two rebounds while KeVaughn Allen is averaging eight points and 2.3 assists. Andrew Nembhard is dishing 5.8 assists and Deaundrae Ballard is grabbing two rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost four of their last six non-home games.

The Butler Bulldogs look for a statement victory to build on their 4-1 start to the season. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 80.2 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kamar Baldwin is averaging 20.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Paul Jorgensen is averaging 18.5 points and two assists. Joey Brunk is the third double-digit scorer and Sean McDermott is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Butler Bulldogs have split their last two non-home games.

The Bulldogs are 43-17-2 ATS in their last 62 neutral site games. The Gators are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Gators last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Gators last 7 neutral site games.

It seems like the Florida Gators have figured out how to make shots, as they've improved their field goal percentage big time in this tournament. When you combine that with their defensive effort night in and night out, Florida is a team to respect. Assuming the offense continues to show up, I'll take the Gators in this pick em contest.

Pick:
Florida Gators PK

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