It will be a battle between SEC opponents when the Florida Gators (10-5, 2-1 SEC) welcome the Ole Miss Rebels (9-6, 0-2 SEC) to the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Ole Miss Rebels at Florida Gators Free Prediction
The last time the Rebels played, they were defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 76-72. Arkansas’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over Ole Miss. The Razorbacks had a rate of 12.8 (better than their season average of 15.9), while the Rebels posted a mark of 19.6. Breein Tyree led Ole Miss in scoring with 27 points on 8-for-20 shooting.
The Gators fell to the Missouri Tigers in their last contest, 91-75. Missouri couldn’t miss, shooting 61.5 percent from the field. Florida, meanwhile, had a field goal percentage of 38.5. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had a good performance for Florida, leading the team in scoring with 22 points on 5-for-12 shooting.
After the Gators won the sole contest against the Rebels last season, 90-86, these teams will clash for the first time this year. Florida had a better turnover percentage (15.2 vs. 18.6). Ole Miss, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.1 vs. 23.5).
The physical Florida offense might be getting to the foul line a lot in this meeting. The Gators currently rank 29th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.281, while Ole Miss is among the country’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 283rd-ranked FTA rate of 0.263).
Ole Miss Rebels at Florida Gators Betting Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Florida, O/U – Over
Ole Miss ranks 45th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while Florida ranks 127th (21.5).
The Gators rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Rebels rank 104th (3.6).
Ole Miss ranks 58th in assists per game (14.9) while Florida ranks 98th in assists allowed per game (12.1).
The Gators average 38.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 64th in the NCAA. The Rebels rank 65th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0).
The Rebels have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Ole Miss has defeated opponents by an average of 3.7 points.
During their last five games, the Gators have scored an average of 84.8 points per game (10.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (9.8 above their season average).