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Tennessee vs Florida Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Volunteers vs Gators Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Tennessee Volunteers at Florida Gators
- Where: Gainesville at Exactech Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Tennessee -5.5, TENN -246 | FL +196 O/U 132.5
The Tennessee Volunteers will be looking to pick up their 22nd win of the season and are in the middle of a 4 game win streak. On the road, the Volunteers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 5-1. So far, the Volunteers have been favored 20 times, going 18-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Tennessee as -5.5 point favorites.
Tennessee’s leading scorer this season is Zakai Zeigler, who is averaging 11.19 points per contest. So far, Zeigler has accounted for 15.04% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.05 rebounds per game and 5.14 assists. Olivier Nkamhoua is the second leading scorer for the Volunteers, averaging 11.05 points per game. Between him and Nkamhoua, they are accounting for 29.9% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Tennessee comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 490th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Volunteers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.2 points per game. So far, 40.63% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
The Florida Gators head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 12-9. So far this season, Florida has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-3. For the season, Florida has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Gators being +5.5 point underdogs.
Colin Castleton comes into today’s game as the Gators’ leading scorer at 14.9 points per contest. Not only has Castleton been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida’s top rebounder at 7.62 boards per contest. Behind Castleton, the team has benefited from the strong play of Will Richard, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.4% of his shots and is adding 4.45 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: Tennessee Volunteers -5.5
If you are eying this matchup between Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Tennessee to cover the spread as -5.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Tennessee shooting well enough to keep the Gators at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Volunteers’ to win the game and cover the spread.