Virginia vs Florida Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/10/23

Florida Gators (1-0) vs Virginia Cavaliers (1-0)

Game Info: Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

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The Florida Gators will play the Virginia Cavaliers in a non-conference game on Friday night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both of these teams won their first game pretty easily and we should be in for a great matchup here. 

Florida Preview

The Florida Gators are 1-0 this year after they defeated Loyola-Maryland by a score of 93-73 in their last game. Florida scored 42 points in the first half and 51 points in the second half for the 20-point win. The Gators shot 58.1% from the field, 37.5% on three pointers, and 50% on free throws in the game. Florida out rebounded Loyola by a total of 39-29, had 17 assists, and turned the ball over 11 times. Riley Kugel led the Gators with 23 points and six steals, while Micah Handlogten added 16 points and six rebounds in the win. Florida allowed 73 points on 45.8% field goal shooting and forced 15 turnovers in the victory. 

Virginia Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-0 this season after they defeated Tarleton State by a score of 80-50 in their first game. Virginia led 43-19 at the half and they were able to coast in the second half for the win. The Cavaliers shot 48.9% from the field, 45.5% on three pointers, and 61.5% on free throws. Virginia recorded 40 rebounds, 15 assists, and they only had eight turnovers in the win. Reece Beekman led the Cavaliers with 16 points and seven assists, while Isaac McKneely added 15 points and four rebounds. Virginia gave up 50 points on 33.3% field goal shooting and they forced 16 turnovers in the win. 


Both of these teams were able to start their seasons with two easy wins, but they jump right into a great matchup here. Florida looked very good offensively in their first game, but they did allow 73 points and 45.8% field goal shooting to Loyola. Virginia locked down on defense, like we are used to seeing, and they held their opponent to only 50 points. The Cavaliers did score pretty consistently, which is something they really need this year. I really like Reece Beekman for Virginia and I think he is going to lead them to a win here. The Cavaliers will play great on the defensive end once again and they will do just enough offensively to get the win here. 

David’s Pick Virginia ML

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