Tennessee vs. Florida - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (17-10) at Tennessee Volunteers (19-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Florida Gators need a victory here after losing five of their last eight games. The Florida Gators are averaging 77 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jalen Hudson is averaging 14.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while Egor Koulechov is averaging 14.2 points and 1.3 assists. Chris Chiozza is the third double-digit scorer and KeVaughn Allen is dishing 2.1 assists. The Florida Gators are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have split their last six road games.
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The Tennessee Volunteers look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 75.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Grant Williams is averaging 15.7 points and 1.8 assists while Admiral Schofield is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lamonte Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bowden is dishing 1.7 assists. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have won six straight home games.
The Gators are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Gators are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Tennessee, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Florida Gators are a tough team to figure out, as one day they don't miss and are capable of beating anybody, the next day they struggle defensively and lose to subpar teams. The Tennessee Volunteers have been one of the more consistent teams in the SEC, and they're outscoring teams by nearly 14 points at home while allowing just 40 percent shooting. However, Florida has won five of the last six meetings against Tennessee and is probably the better team overall when both play to their potential. I'll take a shot with the points here.