Vanderbilt vs. Florida - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (17-9) at Vanderbilt Commodores (10-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium-TN)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Vanderbilt Commodores meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Memorial Gymnasium.
The Florida Gators need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Florida Gators are averaging 77.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jalen Hudson is averaging 15.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Egor Koulechov is averaging 14.2 points and 1.4 assists. Chris Chiozza is the third double-digit scorer and KeVaughn Allen is dishing 2.2 assists. The Florida Gators are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have won four of their last six road games.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jeff Roberson is averaging 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Riley LaChance is averaging 12.9 points and 3.2 assists. Matthew Fisher-Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Saben Lee is grabbing three rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have won four straight home games.
The Gators are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Commodores are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Gators are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Vanderbilt, 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Florida Gators are looking like one of the most disappointing teams in the country and just can't play with any consistency. However, they're still lightyears better than the Vanderbilt Commodores, a squad that can't score the basketball and was blasted by Florida for 81 points in the last meeting. It's always tough to shoot in Vandy with that weird open gym, but the Gators have enough horses to squeeze out a victory. I'll lay the buckets.