The Florida Gators and LSU Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Florida Gators look for their ninth win. The LSU Tigers look for their 13th win.
The Florida Gators are averaging 74.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Colin Castleton is averaging 14.7 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Kowacie Reeves is averaging 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. Will Richard is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Bonham is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The LSU Tigers are averaging 70.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. KJ Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Adam Miller is averaging 13.3 points and 2 rebounds. Justice Hill is dishing 3.5 assists and Cam Hayes is grabbing 2 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Gators are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Tigers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 6-1 in Gators last 7 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Tigers last 8 overall. The road team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Florida Gators are playing the better ball right now, and they've shown they can win on the road. I understand why oddsmakers lean to the Gators here. However, the LSU Tigers have been arguably the better team over the course of the entire season, and they're at home, where they win by an average of 9 points. Big conference game. Give me LSU and the free bucket.