Florida vs LSU College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21

Florida vs LSU College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers (6-1) at Florida Gators (4-1)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Stephen C. O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -2.5 -- Over/Under: 153 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The LSU Tigers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The LSU Tigers are averaging 88.5 points on 52 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Cameron Thomas is averaging 22.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while Trendon Watford is averaging 19.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ja’Vonte Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Days is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.

The Florida Gators look for a win to build on their 4-1 record. The Florida Gators are averaging 84 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 59.7 points on 35 percent shooting. Tre Mann is averaging 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Scottie Lewis is averaging 13.4 points and five rebounds. Noah Locke is the third double-digit scorer and Colin Castleton is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

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The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Gators are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 34-16 in Gators last 50 Saturday games. The road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The LSU Tigers have some showing and proving to do before we start buying what they're selling, so this is a good test for them. The Florida Gators looked great in their first game back from the Keyontae Johnson incident and have a lot of athleticism to open the game up. I'll lay the bucket with the Gators at home. 

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