Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gators vs. Volunteers CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(14-8) Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers (17-7)
Date: Friday March 12, 2021
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Tennessee -3
CBB Betting Total: O/U 133
The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers will meet Friday afternoon in the SEC quarterfinals. The Gators are coming off a six point victory against the Vanderbilt Commodores, while the Volunteers got a bye as one of the top four seeds in the tournament.
The winner will take on the winner of Mississippi State and Alabama in the semifinals. Tennessee defeated Florida just six days ago in the regular season finale for both teams.
Florida struggled a bit with the Commodores but still prevailed, 69-63. Tre Mann led the way with 22 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists.
Mann has arguably been the most improved point guard in college basketball over the last year. After struggling to live up to the hype freshman year, Mann has taken over the keys to the Gator offense. He averages 15 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.5 steals in 31.3 minutes on the court. He has especially improved his shooting as he is 44.9 percent from the floor, 39.3 percent from deep, and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line for the season.
Florida is allowing 69.8 points per game. The Gators allowed Vanderbilt to shoot under 40 percent from the field and 25 percent from deep. The Gators will have to replicate to get revenge on the Vols.
The Tennessee Volunteers come into the conference tournament as the #4 seed and earned a first-round bye, finishing the regular season with a conference record of 10-7 as part of their 17-7 overall record this season.
The Vols have a balanced offense with a good mixture of youth and experience. Freshman Jaden Springer has stood out the most, averaging 12.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.1 steals in 24.9 minutes of action. He is a excellent shooter, knocking down 48.4 percent from the floor, 46.2 percent from beyond the arc, and 80.4 percent from the charity stripe.
Springer has struggled against the Gators this year. In two games against UF he has amassed four points, two rebounds, three assists, a steal, and two turnovers in 20 minutes. If he can play more and put more numbers up, he should be able to control this game and the Vols should get another win.
Outside of Springer, the Vols have four other players that score effectively. Vic Bailey and Keon Johnson average double digit points a game while John Fulkerson and Santiago Vescovi each pitch in on offense as well.
The Vols have played well defensively this year against Florida. They held the Gators to 41.7 percent shooting and 3-of-13 from downtown the last time they played.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-0-1 in Gators last 8 overall.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Gators last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Gators last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Under is 4-0 in Gators last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Gators are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Gators are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers NCAAB Prediction:
Tennessee advances here and knocks off the Gators again. In what should be a defensive battle, the team with the better overall defense in Tennessee will come out on top.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Tennessee -3
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