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Florida vs Alabama Basketball Picks 3-5-24

Alabama Crimson Tide (20-9) vs. Florida Gators (20-9)
March 5, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gators -1.5; Over/Under: +176.5
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The Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Florida Gators in a SEC game on Tuesday night at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. Let’s take a look at the Alabama preview, Florida preview, betting matchup, and the Alabama vs Florida prediction.

Alabama Preview

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 20-9 (12-4) this year after they lost to Tennessee by a score of 81-74 in their last game. Alabama led 41-39 at halftime, but they were out scored 42-33 in the second half for the loss. The Crimson Tide shot 38.3% from the field and recorded 44 rebounds in the game. Alabama defeated Ole Miss by a score of 103-88 in the game prior to Tennessee, but lost to Kentucky before that. The Crimson Tide are scoring 90.9 points per game with 39.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, while allowing 79.3 points against per game this year. Mark Sears is averaging 20.7 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Alabama is shooting 48% from the field, 79% on free throws, and 37.5% on three pointers this season. 

Florida Preview

The Florida Gators are 20-9 (10-6) this season after they lost to South Carolina by a score of 82-76 in their last game. Florida led 37-31 at the half, but they allowed 51 second half points in the loss. The Gators shot 48.2% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Florida defeated Missouri by a score of 83-74 and Vanderbilt by a score of 77-64 in the two games prior to South Carolina. The Gators are scoring 84.4 points per game with 43.3 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, while giving up 77.2 points against per game this season. Walter Clayton Jr. is averaging 16.9 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Florida is shooting 45.5% from the field, 69.4% on free throws, and 33.9% on three pointers this year. 

Alabama vs Florida Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have had very successful seasons so far, but they are coming off of losses in their last game. Florida had a nice second half lead, but couldn’t finish off South Carolina, while Alabama let their halftime lead slip away at home against Tennessee. The Crimson Tide are scoring over 90 points per game and Florida is scoring over 84 points per game, but both defenses give up plenty of points. These two teams played back on February 21st, with Alabama winning in overtime by a score of 98-93. This should be another great game, but I think the home court advantage is going to help Florida here. The Gators are 13-1 on their home court, while Alabama is just 5-4 on the road. Take Florida in this game. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Florida ML

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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