Florida Gators (18-14) Vs. LSU Tigers (26-5)
NCAA Basketball: March 15, 2019, at 1:00 PM EST, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Lines and Odds: LSU (-4) Over/Under: 135.5
NCAA Basketball Picks Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers
Florida comes into this matchup with an 18-14 record after beating Arkansas in the first round of the SEC tournament. Keyontae Johnson was the Gators leading scorer with 20 points and 12 rebounds with KeVaughn Allen adding 17 points. In this game, they held Arkansas to 50 points on just 25% shooting from the 3PT line. With a good run in this SEC tournament, the Gators still have a good chance to make the NCAA tournament, so that will keep them motivated. On the season, the Gators are averaging 68.22 ppg on 42.20 FG% and 33.50 3PT%, while giving up 63.31 ppg on 42.02 FG% and 31.40 3PT%. In this upcoming matchup against LSU, look for KeVaughn Allen to have a big game, as he has consistently been the team’s best scorer, leading them with 11.9 ppg.
The Tigers come into this game with a 26-5 record this season, and are currently riding a 5 game winning streak, beating Tennessee, Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, and Vanderbilt in that time. In their most recent victory against Vanderbilt, Darius Days led the Gators with 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists, with Tremont Waters adding 14 points and 8 assists, and Kavell Bigby-Williams adding 10 points and 11 rebounds. On the season, the Tigers are averaging 81.65 ppg on 46.15 FG% and 32.37 3PT%, while giving up 72.94 ppg on 43.49 FG% and 34.32 3PT%. The key for LSU this game is defense, which if they do well, should win them the game.
Cover the Spread NCAAB Betting Trends:
Florida is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 6 games
Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing LSU
Florida is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing LSU
LSU is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU’s last 5 games when playing Florida
Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
FREE NCAAB Prediction LSU Tigers vs Florida Gators
Even with Florida winning their game last night, I don’t think they have the power to beat LSU. LSU is a better all around team, with more talent, and a deeper roster than Florida. LSU also has the veteran experience. LSU, however, needs to play good defense in this one to win. In the end, with LSU riding a 5 game win streak, against some impressive teams and including Florida, they are one of the hottest and best teams in the country and it will be very hard to stop them.
Pick: LSU (-4)