Florida vs. LSU - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida vs. LSU - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers (19-8) at Florida Gators (17-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Stephen C. O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -4 -- Over/Under: 148.5

TV: ESPN2

The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena.

The LSU Tigers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 80.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Skylar Mays is averaging 16.4 points and five rebounds while Trendon Watford is averaging 13.8 points and seven rebounds. Emmitt Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Days is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have lost three straight road games.

The Florida Gators need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Florida Gators are averaging 72.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Keyontae Johnson is averaging 13.9 points and seven rebounds while Kerry Blackshear Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Lewis is grabbing four rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have won seven of their last nine home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The LSU Tigers are in a bit of a funk right now with losses in four of their last six games, and they've lost three straight on the road where the defense can be shaky at best. The Florida Gators haven't lived up to expectations this season, but they do win at home by an average of 9.1 points while allowing 40.2 percent shooting from the field and 33.7 percent shooting from deep. The Florida Gators also took LSU down to the wire when these teams met about a month ago. I have to side with Florida and the reasonable number given the Gators are at home and LSU is struggling to find its footing as of late.

Randy’s Pick Florida Gators -4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.