Tennessee vs. Florida - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee vs. Florida - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators (18-10) at Tennessee Volunteers (15-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)

The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +1 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Florida Gators look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Gators are averaging 72.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Keyontae Johnson is averaging 14.3 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kerry Blackshear Jr. is averaging 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Lewis is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost four of their last six road games.

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The Tennessee Volunteers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 6698 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jordan Bowden is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 assists while John Fulkerson is averaging 12.8 points and six rebounds. Lamonte Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Yves Pons is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have split their last eight home games.

The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Florida Gators haven't lived up to expectations this season, but they're playing their best ball at the right time, which includes wins in six of their last eight, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 11.6 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from deep. The Tennessee Volunteers have not only lost seven of their last 10 games, but they're just 5-10 against the spread at home. The Florida Gators are quietly starting to look like the team we all expected to see this season. I'll side with the road team in this toss up.

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Randy’s Pick Florida Gators -1

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