Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/11/14
Florida Gators (21-2) at Tennessee Volunteers (15-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +1 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators face off on Tuesday in Knoxville in SEC college basketball.
The Tennessee Volunteers have won three of their last four games and are in a three-way tie for fourth place in the SEC. Tennessee is 6-4 in the SEC, 11-2 at home this season, and 1-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Jordan McRae is averaging 19.3 points per game to lead the Vols. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 14 points and 10.3 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 11 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 9.0 points per game. Tennessee is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Tennessee is known for their late season runs and they are looking for another one this season as they head into March Madness.
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The Florida Gators are on a roll and they are ranked number three in the nation. UF is 10-0 in the SEC, 7-2 away from home, and they have a two game lead over Kentucky in the conference standings. Casey Prather is averaging 15.6 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead the Gators. Michael Frazier II is averaging 12.7 points, Scotie Wilbekin is averaging 12.6 points, and Patric Young is averaging 10.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Florida is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Florida is looking at a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Tennessee is 16-5 against the spread against the SEC, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games. Florida is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 5-2-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 129 I see the over coming into play. I also have a strong pick 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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