Tennessee vs. Florida - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Gators (18-10) at Tennessee Volunteers (15-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +1 -- Over/Under: 128.5
The Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers meet in college basketball action from Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday.
Florida sits at 18-10 on the year. In their last five games, Florida is 4-1, falling to Kentucky while otherwise beating Texas A&M, Florida, Arkansas and LSU during that stretch of outings.
In the win over LSU, Florida’s Keyontae Johnson put up 25 points with 11 rebounds and five assists to lead the team. Scottie Lewis added 18 points, four assists and two rebounds, and Andrew Nembhard put up 17 points with four assists and three rebounds.
Over on the Tennessee side, they’re 15-13 this year. In their last four games, Tennessee is just 1-3, beating Vanderbilt while otherwise dropping to South Carolina, Auburn and Arkansas.
In the loss to Arkansas, Tennessee’s top scorer was Jordan Bowden with 19 points, two rebounds and two assists. John Fulkerson added 15 points with five rebounds in that one, and Yves Pons had 12 points with two rebounds and two assists.
Tennessee is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and the under is 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The over is 7-3 in Tennessee’s last 10 overall and 4-1 in their last five Saturday games.
Meanwhile, Florida is 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. The over is 16-7 in Florida’s last 23 overall and 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
Florida’s offense has been rolling along pretty well lately, as they’ve scored 73 or more in five of their last seven outings. The Gators have done well on defense also, as they’ve held opponents to 68 or fewer points in each of their last six games.
As for Tennessee, they’ve been pretty underwhelming on offense themselves, with fewer than 70 points in each of their last four outings. Normally that's not necessarily the case for Tennessee, as they've got a pretty well-rounded roster and excellent at several different facets of the game. The Volunteers should play fairly well here, but all things considered I like Florida to take the cover.