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Florida vs. Mississippi State - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-9) at Florida Gators (11-6)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -11.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Florida Gators and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.

The Florida Gators are 11-6 this season and have been alternating wins and losses for their last six games. UF is averaging 72.9 points per game and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Dorian Finney-Smith leads the Gators averaging 13.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 10.9 points, John Egbunu is averaging 10.7 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Devin Robinson is averaging 10 points and 6.2 rebounds. Florida is coming off of a win at Ole Miss in their last game.

Florida vs. Mississippi State - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-9 this season and they have lost their last four games. Mississippi State is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 17.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Malik Newman is averaging 12.7 points, Craig Sword is averaging 12.6 points, and I.J. Ready is averaging 9.8 points. Mississippi State is 0-4 on the road this season.

Florida is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 2-10-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Mississippi State is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games, Mississippi State is 6-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 5-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last nine meetings of these two.

Florida wins this one and with it being at home I can see it being convincingly so I will lay the points. 

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Florida Gators -11.5

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