Florida vs. Arkansas - 3/10/16 SEC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (16-15) at Florida Gators (18-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Florida Gators -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and Florida Gators meet Thursday in the SEC Tournament.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 78.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Moses Kingsley is averaging 16.1 points on 9.2 rebounds while Dusty Hannahs is averaging 16 points and 2.4 rebounds. Anthlon Bell is the third double-digit scorer and Jabril Durham is dishing 6.4 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Razorbacks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks are 0-3 this season on neutral courts.
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The Florida Gators hope for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Florida Gators are averaging 74 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 15 points and 8.2 rebounds while John Egbunu is averaging 11.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. KeVaughn Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Kasey Hill is dishing 3.2 assists. The Florida Gators are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Gators are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators are 2-1 this season on neutral courts.
The Razorbacks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS loss. The Gators are 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS win and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games. The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Florida's defense should make the difference in this game. Not to mention the Gators need a win or two in order to make sure they sneak into the big dance. Arkansas has been hit or miss all year and has struggled outside of Arkansas. I'll take the Gators and the small line.