Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14
Tennessee Volunteers (12-6) at Florida Gators (16-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -9 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Florida Gators are an unbeaten 5-0 thus far in SEC play and are ranked sixth in the nation. Florida is 10-0 at home this season and have played the 40th ranked schedule in the country. Casey Prather leads the Gators in scoring averaging 17.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Scottie Wilbekin is averaging 12.5 points, Michael Frazier II is averaging 12.1 points, and Patric Young is averaging 10.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Florida is averaging 72.1 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.8 points and their opponents are shooting 29.5 percent. Both of UF’s losses came to teams with RPI’s better than 50.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are alternating wins and losses in SEC play going 3-2 in the conference thus far. Tennessee is 3-3 away from home and 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25. Jordan McCrae is averaging 19.2 points per game to lead the Vols. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 13.4 points and 9.7 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 8.9 points. Tennessee is averaging 74.8 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Tennessee has played the 21st ranked schedule in the country.
Florida is 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine Saturday games and 1-4 against the spread against Tennessee. Tennessee is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 25-10 against the spread against the SEC, and 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 road games. The underdog has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
With the total at 129 I like the over with my free pick. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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