Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (7-3) at Florida Gators (8-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -8.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to play the Florida Gators in a SEC game on Saturday.
The Florida Gators are 8-4 and are coming off of a loss to Florida State by a score of 73-71. Florida trailed by 10 points at halftime and just fell short in their comeback attempts. KeVaughn Allen had 32 points and 2 assists for Florida. Dorian Finney-Smith added 10 points and 7 rebounds for the Gators. Florida out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-36 and had 11 assists in their victory. Florida is averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 61.9 points per game. Florida is also averaging 42.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 13.7 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game, while John Egbunu is averaging 10.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. Florida is shooting 62.7% on free throws, 27.4% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-3 and are coming off of a win against Robert Morris by a score of 79-67. Georgia used a late 8-3 run to pull away in this game for the win. Yante Maten had 20 points and 7 rebounds for Georgia. J.J. Frazier added 17 points and 4 assists for the Bulldogs. Georgia out rebounded their opponent by a total of 34-33 and had 23 assists in their victory. Georgia is averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 64.9 points per game. Georgia is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Yante Maten is averaging 16.3 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game, while Kenny Gaines is averaging 13.1 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game. Georgia is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.
Georgia is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The under is 5-0 in Georgia’s last 5 Saturday games. Florida is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The over is 6-2 in Florida’s last 8 home games. The home team is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Florida has been playing very good defense to start this season and will have the home court advantage in this game. Georgia has played well to start the season and is the better shooting team. Florida has the rebounding advantage and I expect them to win this game.