Missouri vs. Florida - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (17-13) at Missouri Tigers (10-20)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Missouri Tigers square off Saturday night at the Mizzou Arena.
The Florida Gators need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Florida Gators are averaging 73.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 14.9 points and 2.2 assists while John Egbunu is averaging 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. KeVaughn Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Robinson is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.7 percent from the free throw line. The Gators are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Missouri Tigers also need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 68.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Kevin Puryear is averaging 11.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while Namon Wright is averaging 9.3 points and 1.3 assists. Terrence Phillips is dishing 3.3 assists and Ryan Rosburg is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Gators are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Florida can't have another bad loss if it wants to sneak into the big dance. Missouri is just god awful and even if it is the last home game for the Tigers, the Gators should win this one rather easily.