LSU vs. Florida - 1/21/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Gators (12-5) at LSU Tigers (13-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Gators and LSU Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Florida Gators look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Florida Gators are averaging 73.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Kerry Blackshear Jr. is averaging 14.8 points and 8.9 rebounds while Keyontae Johnson is averaging 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Lewis is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost three of their last four road games.
The LSU Tigers look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The LSU Tigers are averaging 79.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 40 percent shooting. Skylar Mays is averaging 15.9 points and 4.8 rebounds while Emmitt Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Trendon Watford is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Days is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won their last three home games.
The Gators are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Gators last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Florida Gators have the potential to beat anybody on a given night and are the type of team I have a hard time turning down free points because of their potential. The problem is Florida hasn't played consistent ball and have been shaky on the road. The LSU Tigers are a buzzsaw at home where they win by an average of 15.6 points and shoot 49 percent from the field. I'll lay the small chalk with LSU at home.