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Florida vs. Georgia - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia at Florida
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Exactech Arena
Gainesville, Florida
The Line
The Line: Florida -11.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Georgia at Florida
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The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena.

The Georgia Bulldogs could use a win here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 73.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Nicolas Claxton is averaging 12.8 points and two assists while Rayshaun Hammonds is averaging 12.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Tyree Crump is dishing 1.6 assists and Derek Ogbeide is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Georgia Bulldogs have lost their last seven road games.

The Florida Gators look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Florida Gators are averaging 68.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while Noah Locke is averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is dishing 5.2 assists and Kevarrius Hayes is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have won four of their last five home games.

The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gators are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Southeastern and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bulldogs are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Florida and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Gators last 8 overall. The under is 20-8 in Bulldogs last 28 road games.

The Georgia Bulldogs may be piling up the losses, but they're only losing their last five games by an average of 5.2 points and their last four games have been decided by a combined nine points. Georgia is a team that still competes and could easily have a better record in SEC play with a bounce here or a bounce there. The Florida Gators are playing their best ball of the season during this five-game winning streak, but they're just 3-10 ATS at home this season and are a very average team when the outside shot isn't falling. I have to take the boatload of points with Georgia.

Pick:
Georgia +11.5

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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