Missouri Tigers vs. Florida Gators - 1/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Florida Gators at Missouri Tigers

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM (Mizzou Arena)

FLA-3 O/U 129

The Florida Gators (10 - 4, 2 - 0 CONF) draw a tough road game this week against the Missouri Tigers (8 - 6, 0 - 2 CONF). Missouri will be hosting this game at the Mizzou Arena where the Tigers have been solid on both ends of the court. Florida will be coming into this matchup having won four out of their last five games. Missouri will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses and Tigers fans will be desperate to get back into the win column.

The Florida Gators have been showing up on offense over their last three games, averaging 96 PPG along the way. Leading the charge on offense is athletic forward, Kerry Blackshear Jr (15 PPG on 46% shooting). Blackshear has scored at least 21 points in three of his past four games. Defensively the Florida Gators have been as good as anyone, giving up just 66 PPG to opposing squads.

The Missouri Tigers are looking to get back in the win column with a dominant showing here. Missouri is scoring 67 PPG on offense while shooting just 43% from the floor. Missouri has sculpted its identity around defense this season as the Tigers are giving up just 57 PPG to opposing teams. Missouri will look to Dru Smith (11 PPG, 4 RPG, 4 APG) to pace their attack on both ends of the court. 

  • Florida are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 9 games.
  • Missouri are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Missouri's last 14 games.

 

The Gators have looked impressive quite a bit this year. However, the Gators are going to have to push hard to win in this game against a decent Missouri defense. We like Florida to beat Missouri in this matchup. Final Score Prediction, Florida Gators win and do not cover 71 - 67. 

Ben’s Pick Missouri Tigers +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.