LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (17-11) at LSU Tigers (16-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators will travel to play the LSU Tigers in a SEC game on Saturday.
The LSU Tigers are 16-12 (9-6) and are coming off of a loss to Arkansas by a score of 85-65. LSU has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 4th in the SEC standings. LSU is averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 76.5 points per game. LSU is also averaging 38.1 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Ben Simmons is averaging 19.5 points per game, 11.9 rebounds per game, and 5 assists per game for LSU. Craig Victor II is averaging 12.5 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Tigers. LSU is shooting 65.9% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Florida Gators are 17-11 (8-7) and are coming off of a loss to Vanderbilt by a score of 87-74. Florida has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 6th in the SEC standings. Florida defeated LSU by a score of 68-62 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Florida is averaging 73 points per game while giving up 66.9 points per game. Florida is also averaging 40.6 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 14.9 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game for Florida. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 11.5 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Gators. Florida is shooting 65% on free throws, 31.2% on three-pointers, and 41.9% on all field goal attempts.
Florida is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. Florida is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 4-0 in Florida’s last 4 road games. LSU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. LSU is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The under is 6-1 in LSU’s last 7 Saturday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
LSU has been very inconsistent this season and is on their way to playing themselves out of the tournament. Florida has struggled of late as well, and will be on the road for this matchup. Florida plays much better defense and has the rebounding advantage. With LSU needing to win this game, I am taking them at home.