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Missouri vs Florida Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Gators Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Missouri Tigers at Florida Gators
  • Where: Gainesville at Exactech Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Missouri +5.5, MISSR +193 | FL -242 O/U 150.5

Tigers Preview:

The Missouri Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 13-3. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 2-2. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 6 times, going 3-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

Missouri will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer D’Moi Hodge who is averaging 15.5 points per game for the Tigers. Hodge is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Kobe Brown who has hit 57.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.25 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Missouri this season, as they are currently ranked 369th in college basketball at 65.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 28.1%, placing them 514th in the NCAA.

Gators Preview:

Florida will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 9-7. So far this season, Florida has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Gators’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Florida has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4.

Colin Castleton comes into today’s game as the Gators’ leading scorer at 14.94 points per contest. Not only has Castleton been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida’s top rebounder at 7.44 boards per contest. Behind Castleton, the team has benefited from the strong play of Trey Bonham, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.4% of his shots and is adding 2.75 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 212th in college basketball at 70.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gators’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 437th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Florida Gators -5.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Florida Gators to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although Florida as a team is just 299th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Tigers’ defense. At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Gators to come out on top and cover.

 


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