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Florida vs Missouri Basketball Picks 2-28-24

Missouri Tigers (8-19) vs. Florida Gators (19-8)
February 28, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gators -13; Over/Under: 155.5
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The Missouri Tigers and Florida Gators face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the O’Connell Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Missouri vs Florida prediction.

Missouri is Awful

Missouri is awful and at this point it would be a bit shocking if they were able to win a game the rest of the season. In the last game against Arkansas, Missouri scored 73 points but the defense is giving up 88 points. Missouri on the season is averaging 72 points while their defense is giving up 74.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 236th in the league but in this game they are going to need the defense to find a way to step up. If the defense struggles it’s going to be another long game for this team. Missouri will meet Ole Miss after this one.

Missouri Betting Trends

  • Missouri has lost each of its last 15 games against Conference opponents.
  • Thirteen of Missouri’s last 14 Wednesday night road games against the Southeastern Conference have produced a total of 150 or fewer points.
  • Missouri has lost the first half in 10 of its last 12 night games against the Southeastern Conference.

Florida Cant Lose This Game

Florida has found success this season, but a loss here would be shocking and bad. In the last game against Vanderbilt, the defense gave up only 66 points and they ended up winning by 13 points. Florida overall is averaging 84.8 points while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th while the defense is ranked 313rd in the league. This an elite offensive team, but their defense really has no interest in the defense. Walter Clayton Jr has been the top player averaging 166.9 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field. Florida will face South Carolina after this game.

Florida Betting Trends

  • Florida has won 12 of its last 13 games at Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Thirteen of Florida’s last 14 Wednesday night home games against the Southeastern Conference have produced a total of 153 or fewer points.
  • Florida has won the first half in each of its last seven home games against the Southeastern Conference.

Missouri vs Florida Betting Prediction 

This Missouri team really has zero interest in playing defense and that Is going to be the case again here. Florida is averaging 84.8 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score. I don’t trust this Florida defense though, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to end up being a shootout. Back the over to cash here with ease. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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