Florida vs. LSU - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (13-4) at Florida Gators (10-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -8.5 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers face off on Tuesday at the O’Connell Center in SEC college basketball action.
Florida is averaging 67.6 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 13.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game to lead the Gators. Michael Frazier II is averaging 13.4 points, Kasey Hill is averaging 8.0 points, and Jon Horford is averaging 7.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Florida is 7-2 at home this season.
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The LSU Tigers are 13-4 this season and they are coming off of a tough home loss to Texas A&M that ended a two game winning streak. LSU is averaging 75.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent from the floor. Jarrell Martin leads the Tigers averaging 16.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.4 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.9 points ad 5.6 rebounds. LSU is 3-1 on the road this season.
Florida is 7-3 against the spread following a loss, 8-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games. LSU is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-0-1 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
With the total set at 135 my free pick is on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the srpead and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.