Florida vs. LSU - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (9-5) at Florida Gators (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators square off Saturday afternoon at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
The LSU Tigers look for another big win after winning five of their last six games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 84.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Ben Simmons is averaging 20.1 points and 12.9 rebounds while Keith Hornsby is averaging 16.3 points and two assists. Craig Victor II is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Tim Quarterman is dishing 3.7 assists. The LSU Tigers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. LSU is allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Florida Gators look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Gators are averaging 73.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Devin Robinson is averaging 11.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. John Egbunu is grabbing seven rebounds and Kasey Hill is dishing 3.6 assists. The Florida Gators are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 62 percent from the free throw line. Florida is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have won 10 of their last 13 home games. Schuyler Rimmer and Alex Murphy are questionable.
The Tigers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Gators are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Southeastern and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I said before the Tennessee game that Florida is not a good basketball team. The Gators struggle to score and are painful offensively overall. LSU is finding its groove and looks to keep adding to its resume. Give me the points in a game the Tigers may win outright.