Florida vs. UL-Monroe - 11/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (2-0) at Florida Gators (1-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -24 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Florida Gators and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Florida Gators are coming off of a devastating home loss where they blew a gigantic lead to Miami and likely lose their spot as the seventh ranked team in the nation. Florida is averaging 67.5 points per game shooting 49.5 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 57 points and heir opponents shoot 39.6 percent. Dorian Finney-Smith leads the Gators in scoring averaging 15 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Eli Carter averages 14.5 points, Jon Horford averages 14 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Michael Frazier II is averaging 13.5 points. UF is winning the rebound battle 29.5-26.5 but they must rebound from that tough home loss to the Canes.
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The UL-Monroe Warhawks are off to a 2-0 start knocking off UAB then waxing Champion Baptist by 67 points. UL-Monroe is averaging 74 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Tylor Ongwae leads ULM averaging 17 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Justin Roberson is averaging 13.5 points, Jamaal Samuel is averaging 10.5 points, Nick Coppola is averaging 10.5 points, and Majok Deng is averaging 10 points and 5.5 rebounds. ULM has a slight edge in rebounding 34-33 over their opponents.
Florida is 6-2 against the spread against the Sun Belt, 4-0 against the spread following a loss, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games against a team with a winning home record. UL-Monroe is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, 3-9-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 3-13-1 against the spread following a win.
24 points is an absolute ton and while the Gators are the better team I will take may 12 buckets and my chances.