Florida at Xavier - 11/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (3-1) vs Florida Gators (3-1)
Game Info: Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm (Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Xavier Musketeers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Gators will play the Xavier Musketeers in the Phil Knight Legacy on Thursday evening at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
The Florida Gators are 3-1 this season after they defeated Florida State by a score of 76-67 in their last game. Florida shot 40% from the field, was +10 in rebounding margin, and forced 16 turnovers in the win. The Florida Gators are averaging 79.8 points per game, 66.5 points against per game, 42.3 rebounds per game, and 12.5 assists per game. Colin Castleton has led the Gators this season with 25.3 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. Florida is shooting 44.7% from the field, 76.8% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers this year.
The Xavier Musketeers are 3-1 this season after they lost to Indiana by a score of 81-79 in their last game. Xavier shot 43.8% from the field, was -3 in rebounding margin, and made 16 free throws in the game. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 84.8 points per game, 70.8 points against per game, 36 rebounds per game, and 22 assists per game. Jack Nunge has led the Musketeers this season with 17 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Xavier is shooting 52.4% from the field, 70.1% on free throws, and 44.3% on three pointers this year.
Florida is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 7-1 in Florida’s last 8 neutral site games. Xavier is 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss. The over is 7-0 in Xavier’s last 7 games.
Both of these teams come into this game with a record of 3-1 and will look to win their first game in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament. Florida did have a bad loss against Florida Atlantic, while Xavier’s lone loss came against Indiana by two points. Xavier has a better shooting percentage, while Florida rebounds the ball better. I think this game is a toss up but I like Florida to win, as I think they play better defense.
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