Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers SEC Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/15/14
Tennessee Volunteers (21-11) Vs. Florida Gators (30-2)
College Basketball: Saturday March 15, 2014 1 PM (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Florida Gators -6 -- Over/Under: 124.5 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday at the Georgia Dome in a SEC Tournament semifinal matchup.
The Florida Gators were tied at the half in their game with Missouri on Friday but they took over in the second half cruising to an easy win. Florida is 19-0 in the SEC and 3-0 in neutral site games. Scottie Wilbekin is the SEC Player of the Year and he leads the Gators averaging 13 points per game. Casey Prather is averaging 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, Michael Frazier II is averaging 13 points, and Patric Young is averaging 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Florida is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Florida should be the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament regardless of what happens in this one.
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The Tennessee Volunteers have been red hot and they got another win pummeling South Carolina o Friday to advance to this game. Tennessee is 11-7 in the SEC, 3-1 in neutral site games, and 1-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Jordan McRae is the leader of he Vols averaging 18.7 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 14.8 points and 10.4 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 10.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 8.4 points. Tennessee is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Tennessee looks to be in the field for the NCAA Tournament.
Florida is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 2-5 against the spread after allowing 50 or less points, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Tennessee is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, and 4-1 against the spread after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 124.5 I like the 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.