The Florida Gators (12-6) welcome the No. 1 Baylor Bears (16-1) in a matchup that pits great offense against stifling defense. The game will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Baylor Bears vs. Florida Gators Betting Prediction
In the Bears’ last game, they beat the Oklahoma Sooners, 61-57. Baylor’s 0.175 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Oklahoma, who had a rate of 0.100. The Bears’ mark matched their season average, while the Sooners’ was below their season average of 0.250. Baylor rallied around Freddie Gillespie, who recorded 12 points and 15 rebounds.
The Gators lost a close one to the LSU Tigers in their last game, 84-82. Getting to the free throw line was one of LSU’s biggest strengths. They had 31 free throw attempts, while Florida had just 11. With 15 points and 10 assists, Florida’s Andrew Nembhard had a solid game.
This battle pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Florida currently ranks 60th in offensive efficiency and Baylor is eighth in defensive efficiency.
Baylor Bears vs. Florida Gators Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Florida, O/U – Over
Florida ranks 37th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Baylor ranks 156th (5.2).
The Bears rank 41st in steals per game (8.1) while the Gators rank 131st (6.2).
Baylor averages 39.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 52nd in the country. Florida ranks 69th in rebounds allowed per game (33.1).
The Bears’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.2, down from 14.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Gators have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (2.7 above their season average).