9:32 pm
December 4

Florida v. West Virginia

Who will WIN this matchup?

Florida Gators (4-3)

West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2)


Current odds:

Florida Gators: (-130)

West Virginia Mountaineers: (+110)


The line for the game is Florida by 2 points.

Freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard (7.3 points, 6.6 assists, 1.4 steals) played a near-flawless floor game with 11 assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes against North Florida – the eighth player in the SEC since 1997 to have accomplished the feat. “He’s really good. He was as good defensively as he was offensively,” White said. “He’s starting to lead a little bit. He’s a terrific communicator. He’s tough, he cares, he’s competitive, he’s unselfish.” The Gators, who dropped two of three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis over Thanksgiving despite allowing just 58.3 points per game, are led in scoring by Deaundrae Ballard at 10.9 points per game and KeVaughn Allen at 8.7.

Esa Ahmad (16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds) and James Bolden (13.4 points, 3.4 assists) scored 15 points each to lead six West Virginia double-figure scorers against Youngstown State. Sagaba Konate (14.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 blocks) returned after a one-game absence due to a sore knee and had 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in just 17 minutes. Huggins thinks playing in the Garden will be special for his players: “I don’t remember a lot from my playing career, but I remember playing in the Garden. I remember walking in the Garden for the first time. … I think that’s where guys really develop reputations, when they play in that kind of atmosphere.”

Florida C Kevarrius Hayesleads the team with six rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game in 21.9 minutes while scoring 7.6 points on 71 percent shooting.

StreakSmarter Pick
West Virginia Mountaineers