Florida vs LSU 3/15/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers
NCAAB: 1:00 PM EST
Mar. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : LSU -2 Total 137.5
The Florida Gators will play the No. 9 ranked LSU Tigers on Friday in an SEC Tournament matchup at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Gators defeated Arkansas 66-50 on Thursday in the opening round of the SEC tournament. Keyontae Johnson led the Gators with 20 points and 12 rebounds. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Florida.
LSU won its final game of the regular season on Saturday defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 80-59. The win improved the Tigers to 26-5 overall. Tremont Waters led the Tigers with 14 points and eight assists. The win clinched the SEC regular season title for the Tigers and was accomplished without suspended head coach Will Wade on the bench.
KeVaughn Allen is the leading scorer with an average of 11.9 points per game. Kevarius Hayes leads the Gators in rebounding with an average of 6.1 per game. Andrew Nembhard leads the team in assists with an average of 5.2 per game. Florida is shooting 42.3% from the field and 33.4% from 3-point territory.
Tremont Waters leads LSU in scoring and assists with averages of 15.3 points and 5.9 assists per game. Three other LSU players are averaging double-figures in scoring. Naz Reid leads LSU in rebounds with an average of 6.9 per game. LSU is shooting 46.1% from the field and 32.3% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
LSU is 5-0 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Tigers last 4
Florida is 3-2 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Gators last 5
Free Betting Pick: Florida Gators +2
The two teams split the series this season 1-1 SU and ATS. The Gators however have given LSU a real test winning at LSU 82-77 as 7-point road dogs and losing by a single point 79-78 at home as 1-point home chalk. LSU has won 8 of the last 9 overall with the only loss to Florida over that span. Final Score Prediction, Florida Gators win in upset but grab the points just in case 70-68.