Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (14-9) at Florida Gators (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to play the Florida Gators in a SEC game on Saturday.
The Florida Gators are 16-8 (7-4) and are coming off of a win against Ole Miss by a score of 77-72. Florida has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 4th in the SEC standings. Florida did beat West Virginia by 17 points a couple of weeks ago, but hasn’t really beaten any of the top teams in the SEC, with the exception of LSU (68-62 win). Florida is averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. Florida is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 15.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game for Florida. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 11.6 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Gators. Florida is shooting 64.6% on free throws, 32.8% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-9 (5-6) and are coming off of a win against Texas A&M by a score of 63-62. Alabama has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 8th in the SEC standings. Alabama has two conference wins against ranked opponents, Texas A&M and South Carolina. Alabama is averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Alabama is also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Retin Obasohan is averaging 16 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for Alabama. Shannon Hale is averaging 11.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Crimson Tide. Alabama is shooting 65.3% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
Alabama is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Alabama’s last 5 road games. Florida is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Florida’s last 5 home games. The road team is 13-3 ATS in these two teams last 16 meetings.
Both of these teams have playing solid basketball in their last few games. Both of Alabama’s big conference wins have been at home, but they are on the road in this game. I like Florida at home here.