LSU vs. Florida Basketball Betting Picks for SEC Showdown
Posted by: Mike Davis
Tonight’s college basketball betting lineup is filled with plenty of intriguing matchups. However if you’re looking to get some March Madness betting practice in before the tournament kicks off you might want to check out tonight’s LSU vs. Florida basketball contest. The Gators are on a roll after upsetting No. 5 Tennessee and mounting a 3 game winning streak afterwards. However, they were recently upset by unranked Florida 82-77 despite playing at home. With that in mind, will tonight’s sports betting odds peg the Gators as a favorite at home tonight?
LSU vs. Florida Basketball – Wednesday, March 6th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Tigers leap into tonight’s matchup sporting a 24-5 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the SEC. With a 14-2 record in conference play this season, LSU currently ranks 2nd overall in the conference. They can undoubtedly catch Tennessee with a win here but can fans count on LSU to get the road win? Tonight’s college basketball betting odds aren’t quite sure what to think about this contest. All in all this should make it clear that this game is a tossup. Ultimately this paints LSU in a bad light considering they’re supposed to be the 10th best team in the nation.
However, with the Tigers being 3-7 in their last 10 versus Florida, it’s clear there’s no guarantee they come out on top here. The numbers seem to favor them a bit since the Tigers are scoring 81.8 per game while Florida is struggling to score 68.3.
Players to Watch: Tremont Waters (15.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 5.8 apg), Skylar Mays (13.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Naz Reid (13.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.8 apg).
The Gators swim into this evening’s SEC matchup flashing a 17-12 record. Additionally, Florida is 9-7 in conference play this year which ranks them 6th overall in the SEC. With a 5-1 record in their last 6 matchups, it’s clear that the Gators bring some momentum into this Wednesday night contest. The last time Florida faced LSU they were able to deliver a whopping 82 points. This was somewhat surprising but LSU doesn’t have the best defense in the conference. At the present time Florida is giving up less points per game with an average of 63.1 points allotted per matchup. Comparatively, LSU is giving up 73.2 points per game. Since Florida is playing at home with a healthy squad, bettors might want to stick with the unranked team here.
Players to Watch: KeVaughn Allen (12.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apg), Noah Locke (10.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.7 apg), and Andrew Nembhard (8.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.2 apg).
LSU vs. Florida Basketball Betting Predictions
LSU vs. Florida Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this LSU vs. Florida Basketball matchup? All things considered, taking Florida is a decent option here. Ultimately the odds make either side a decent straight up option tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 84-79 Florida.