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Florida Gators vs. Memphis Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/17/13

Memphis Tigers (7-1) at Florida Gators (7-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: Florida Gators -2.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Memphis Tigers and the Florida Gators face off on Tuesday Night at Madison Square Garden in college basketball action.

The Memphis Tigers are 7-1 this season and ranked 16th in the nation as they play their third game against a top 25 ranked team this season. Memphis lost to Oklahoma State earlier this season and then they were able to avenge the loss beating the Cowboys. Joe Jackson leads the Tigers averaging 15 points per game. Shaq Goodwin is averaging 13.6 points and 6.5 rebounds, Austin Nichols is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Michael Dix on Jr. is averaging 10.8 points. As a team Memphis is averaging 84.8 points and they are shooting 48.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Memphis begins AAC play on New Year’s Eve against South Florida.

Florida Gators vs. Memphis Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/17/13

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The Florida Gators are coming off of their biggest win of the year knocking off Kansas in their last game. UF is just 1-2 against teams ranked in the top 25 but Billy Donovan’s team is ranked 19th in the nation. Casey Prather leads the Gators averaging 18.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. Scottie WIlbekin is averaging 13 points and 5.8 assists, Michael Frazier II is averaging 12.3 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 11 points and 7.7 rebounds. Florida is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Florida is just 1-2 away from home as they still appear to be trying to find their game.

Memphis is 5-1 against the spread in their last six neutral site games, 4-9 against the spread against the SEC, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Florida is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 3-7 against the spread following a win, and 15-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread.

My free pick on this game is going to be on the total which is set at 136 and I have this one going over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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Over 136

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