The Florida Gators (3-2) go head-to-head against the Miami Hurricanes (4-1) in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Miami Hurricanes vs. Florida Gators Free Prediction
The Hurricanes will be hoping for similar success after defeating the Missouri State Bears in their last game, 74-70. The Hurricanes made 15 of their 17 free throws (88.2 percent) and had a much better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 18.5). Miami received a boost from Dejan Vasiljevic, who was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting.
In the Gators’ last outing, they defeated the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 70-62. Florida’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Saint Joseph’s. The Gators had a rate of 0.273 (above their season average of 0.240), while the Hawks posted a mark of 0.197 (below their season average of 0.270). Keyontae Johnson led Florida in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field.
Florida should have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Gators rank 43rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.473), while Miami is 186th in effective field goal percentage (0.507). Additionally, the Hurricanes rank 36th in turnover percentage (16.4 percent), while the Gators rank 33rd in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.1 percent).
Miami Hurricanes vs. Florida Gators Free Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Miami
Florida ranks 27th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while Miami ranks 219th (13.9).
The Gators rank 153rd in rebounds allowed per game (34.7) while the Hurricanes rank 254th (36.9).
Florida ranks 110th in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while Miami ranks 210th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).