The Tennessee Volunteers and Florida Gators meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Tennessee Volunteers Betting Preview
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 74.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 54.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting. Santiago Vescovi is averaging 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Zakai Zeigler is averaging 11.2 points and 5.1 assists. Olivier Nkamhoua is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah-Jordan James is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 22 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.
The Florida Gators Betting Preview
The Florida Gators are averaging 71.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Colin Castleton is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Will Richard is averaging 10.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kowacie Reeves is grabbing 3 rebounds and Kyle Lofton is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
Tennessee vs Florida Trends
The Volunteers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gators are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Volunteers last 8 overall. The under is 11-2 in Gators last 13 overall. The favorite is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Tennessee Volunteers are the clear better team and playing the better ball right now, but this is a rivalry game, and you know the crowd will be rocking. Florida is also playing elite level defense right now and wins at home by an average of 13.5 points. A win here is what Florida needs to provide a massive boost to its resume. I expect a tight game. Give me the points.