Elite Eight Florida Gators vs. Dayton Flyers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/29/14
Dayton Flyers (26-10) at Florida Gators (35-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Florida Gators -10.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The #11 Dayton Flyers take the hardwood with the #1 Florida Gators in an Elite Eight matchup Saturday.
If you are looking for a Cinderella in this season's NCAA's look no further then Dayton who squeaked by Ohio State and Syracuse by grand total of three points before reaching the Elite Eight with a solid 82-72 decision over Stanford on Thursday. The Flyers were strong at both ends of the floor with 48% marksmanship putting up plenty of points while the defense made sure the Cardinal didn't explode offensively on 38% accuracy including 5-21 from distance. Jordan Sibert paced the attack with 18 points with the duo of Devin Oliver and Kendall Pollard tossing in 12 points each with Oliver snagging seven boards while Matt Kavanaugh chipped in with ten.
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There is no glass slipper in Florida's locker room as they are top ranked and expected to be where they are and further. The Gators have not really been challenged although many thought UCLA and their scoring potential would give the UF defense some problems. That didn't happen with the Bruins connecting at 42% including a 3-18 effort from beyond the arc. The Gators countered by sinking half their shots and hit five more bombs to win comfortably. Michael Frazier II pumped in a game high 19 points and snagged six boards followed by Scottie Wilbekin and Casey Prather with 13 and 12 points with Dorian Finney-Smith added ten points and six yanks.
My first thought is to grab all the points but I am looking at the total instead where I don't think there will be a ton of scoring. I am going with the under but will watch the line and make changes by early Saturday...