Free NCAA Hoops Pick: #4 Gators vs #13 Buccaneers CBB Odds
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(24-8) Florida Gators vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers (27-7)
2017 NCAA Tournament – East Region
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 3:10 PM ET
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gators -10.5
CBB Betting Total: 145.5
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The Gators come into this even with zero momentum off back to back losses. They have looked good at times this season but I am not sold.
ETSU is a popular upset pick so the number in this one might move more than expected. They tied for the top of the Southern League but took the tourney to get in.
The Gators got a lot of respect when they demolished Kentucky midseason but more and more that game looks like an outlier.
The weird thing about this Kentucky team is that despite their success they lack a player who has next level ability.
They also lost depth when their center went down for the season.
Those are two reasons why many are expecting the Gators to fall here. Kasey Hill has been average for four season. Can he suddenly pick it up.
They won’t roll over though. Win or lose covering might be tough for this group against a feisty ETSU squad.
East Tennessee State Buccaneers
The Bucs had won 6 in a row before losing the last game of the regular season. Still they rallied to win the conference tourney and get the auto bid for the Southern Conference.
T.J. Cromer is the leading scorer at 19ppg. He scored 23 in the conference winner and erupted for 41 in the semis. They might need him to do that again.
Tevin Glass started his career at Wichita State so you know he knows about winning. He is their best big man, leading the team in rebounding.
You might not have remembered that name but this one might be familiar – Hanner Mosquera-Perea.
He is another transfer, from Indiana. There is more talent than some might realize.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Buccaneers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Buccaneers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
- Buccaneers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Gators are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.
- Gators are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Gators are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free Florida Gators vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers NCAAB Prediction:
The Gators could dominate but I am not buying that storyline. They might not have better athletes and the talent gap is smaller than it might have been a couple of years ago. Back the underdog…but not to win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: East Tennessee State +10.5
The only way this one gets out of hand is if Florida is near perfect at the line to close out.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Florida 74 – East Tennessee State 69
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