LSU vs. Florida - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (13-13) at LSU Tigers (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators face off on Saturday at the Pete Maravich Center in SEC college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 17-8 this season but they have lost four of their last six games. LSU is averaging 73.7 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Jordan Mickey leads the Tigers averaging 16.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Jarell Martin is averaging 15.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.7 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. LSU is 11-3 at home and 7-6 in the SEC.
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The Florida Gators are 13-13 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended their four game losing skid. Florida is averaging 64.8 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Michael Frazier II leads the Gators averaging 13.2 points per game. Eli Carter is averaging 8.6 points, Kasey Hill is averaging 7.2 points, and Jon Horford is averaging 6.1 points. Florida is 2-6 on the road and 6-7 in the SEC.
LSU is 8-1-1 against the spread following a loss. Florida is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 2-10-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread after allowing less than 50 points in a game.
LSU should have no problem here and the only thing that keeps this from being a Premium Pick is LSU has been less than stellar of late but I see them breaking out of it here.