Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers SEC Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/14/14
Missouri Tigers (22-10) Vs. Florida Gators (29-2)
Friday March 14, 2014 12:00 (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Florida Gators -11.5 -- Over/Under: 132 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers face off on Friday in a quarterfinal matchup in the SEC Tournament.
The Florida Gators ran the table in conference play and won the SEC regular season title to earn a bye in the first round of this tournament. Florida is 18-0 in SEC play, 2-0 in neutral site games, and they are the number one ranked team in the nation. Casey Prather is the Gators leading scorer averaging 14.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Scotie Wilbekin and Michael Frazier II are each averaging 12.9 points and Patric Young is averaging 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Florida is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Florida beat Missouri by 10 in the last meeting of these two back on February 4th.
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It took them two overtimes to do it but the Missouri Tigers outlasted Texas &M on Thursday in double overtime to advance to this game. Missouri is 10-9 in SEC play, 3-1 in neutral site games, and 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25. Jabari Brown is leading the Tigers averaging 19.7 points per game. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.1 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 5.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. A win here will greatly increase Missouri’s chances of making the NCAA tournament.
Florida is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600. Missouri is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-4 against the spread following a win.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 132 I like the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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