Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gators vs. Tigers CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(13-8) Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers (8-12)
Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Mizzou Arena
CBB Moneyline Odds: Florida OFF | Mizzou OFF
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Florida -5 | Mizzou +5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 135.5
The Florida Gators visit the Missouri Tigers for Wednesday night SEC action.
Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.
Following a 6-0 start, Florida has experienced ups and downs and currently sits on the NCAA Tournament bubble. A win over Missouri is key for the Gators’ resume heading into the final stages of 2021-22′ regular season action.
At 1-5 vs. quadrant 1, the Gators cannot afford any more unforgivable losses. With that in mind, UF stormed back on Saturday to down visiting Oklahoma State 81-72 during matinee SEC/Big-12 challenge action.
Down by 13 at the half vs. the Cowboys, Florida erupted behind Tyree Appleby. Appleby scored 13 of his team-high 21 points to boost the Gator’s three-point heavy winning bid. Since Colin Castelton’s injury, Florida has lived and died from beyond the arc.
Castleton’s damaged shoulder has kept the big man sidelined since Jan. 21st -his return date is undetermined, and Florida is 2-2 with him out.
Overall, the Gators average 105.2 points per 100 possessions and allow 94.1 points per 100 possessions. The team’s defense ranks 68th nationally. The Gators are 3-5 in SEC play and have had difficulty putting together consistent offense minus Castleton.
A promising 3-1 start has sunk to an 8-12 campaign for Missouri. The Tigers have lost five of six contests to sit 2-5 in league play. After almost picking off No. 1 Auburn on Jan. 25, Mizzou took a lopsided 67-50 loss vs. host Iowa State in the SEC/Big-12 challenge.
Missouri shot 42/35/50% while being outclassed by No. 23 ISU. This season has been another letdown after Cuonzo Martin’s crew made the NCAA Tournament last spring.
Not quite relegated to spoiler status yet, Missouri desperately needs several quality wins to gain NIT or CBI considerations. A victory Wednesday over Florida would be an excellent starting point to bulk a resume featuring wins over SMU, Alabama and Ole Miss.
At 9-10 ATS, the Tigers hold upset potential this Wednesday. However, numbers such as 95.7 points scored per 100 possessions (#304) and 102.7 pp100p allowed (#279) make the Tigers a hard winning sell in any capacity.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Florida is 12-9-0 ATS this season.
- Florida is 12-6 SU as the favorite this season.
- Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last six games.
- Mizzou is 4-11 SU as the underdog this season.
Free Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers NCAAB Summary:
Florida isn’t the most consistent SEC team currently, and Missouri has played spoiler a few times vs. groups much better than UF this year.
That stated, Florida has attempted a ton of threes lately, and Mizzou doesn’t guard the perimeter well. I think a recipe is set for the Gators to thrive on the road this Wednesday.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick:
Among the ‘last four teams in’ on Joe Lunardi’s latest projected bracket, Florida must beat foes like Missouri to keep selection committee favor.
Losing Colin Castelton for an extended period certainly hurts this Florida offering that has morphed into a volume 3pt offense without its leader. The Gators net just 29% from deep. Although, Missouri surrenders 34% 3pt shooting.
I’m inclined to think middle ground will be obtained by UF’s spread offense vs. Mizzou’s porous defense. Florida stands 4-1 vs. its past five unranked opponents, and is on an impressive ATS run. I’ll side with the Gators hitting enough from downtown to win against the spread on Wednesday.
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