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Arkansas vs. Florida - 1/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida at Arkansas
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Bud Walton Arena
Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Line
The Line: Arkansas PK -- Over/Under: 134.5
TV Channel
SEC
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The Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bud Walton Arena.

The Florida Gators look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Florida Gators are averaging 70.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 60.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 10.3 points and 2.7 assists while Noah Locke is averaging 10 points and 2.2 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is dishing 5.8 assists and Deaundrae Ballard is grabbing two rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost their only road game this season.

The Arkansas Razorbacks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 81.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 17 points and 9.5 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 15.5 points and 1.8 assists. Mason Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Harris is dishing 6.8 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won seven of their last nine home games.

The Gators are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Razorbacks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Southeastern, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Gators are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Arkansas and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-0 in Razorbacks last 6 overall. The under is 7-3 in Gators last 10 overall.

The Florida Gators have won eight of the last nine meetings against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and they're starting to heat up again during this winning stretch where they're allowing 59.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting in their last five games. The problem I have with Florida is that it's very inconsistent, relying too much on the deep ball and it's a team that either loses ugly or blows the other team out. The Arkansas Razorbacks are a lights out defensive team and are winning by an average margin of 11.7 points at home. In a toss-up game, I give Arkansas the edge at home, even if the Gators have owned the history.

Pick:
Arkansas Razorbacks PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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