Florida vs. Ole Miss - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (16-7) at Florida Gators (12-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the Ole Miss Rebels face off on Thursday at the O’Connell Center in SEC college basketball action.
The Florida Gators are a disappointing 12-11 this season and they have lost their last two games. UF is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Michael Frazier II leads the Gators averaging 13.2 points per game. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds, Eli Carter is averaging 8.0 points, and Kasey Hill is averaging 7.6 points. Florida is 8-4 at home and 5-5 in the SEC.
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The Ole Miss Rebels are 16-7 this season and have won their last five games. Ole Miss is averaging 74.3 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Stefan Moody leads Mississippi averaging 15.5 points per game. Jarvis Summers is averaging 13.1 points, Ladarius White is averaging 11.4 points, and Sebastian Saiz is averaging 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Ole Miss is 5-3 on the road and 7-3 in the SEC.
Florida is 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Ole Miss is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 4-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 5-1-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in 10 of the last 11 meetings of these two.
I have gone back and forth in this one but it just looks like a spot where traditionally Florida has stepped up and Ole Miss hasn't so my pick here is that Gators but really it is just a hunch as Ole Miss is playing better ball right now.