|2012 March Madness Norfolk State vs. Florida Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 18 March 2012 14:00|
Sunday March Madness Free Pick
ODDS: The Gators have been installed as a 14.5-point favorite over the Norfolk State Spartans for tonight’s game, while the over/under is currently sitting at 144 points. The Florida Gators enter play with a 24-10 overall record and are 4-1 on neutral floors this season, while the Norfolk State Spartans are 26-9 overall and are 6-1 at neutral sites.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Gators opened as 15-point favorites and the line moved to 14.5 at most sports books. The total opened at 141.5 and moved to 144 at most sportsbooks.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 80% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Spartans. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: Take Florida. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Gators are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games following a SU win of more than 20 points and 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games. Norfolk State shocked #2 Missouri, 86-84 in their previous game. The problem the Spartans will have is following that incredible performance. They normally shoot 31.8% from beyond the arc and about 44% from the field. Against Missouri, they shot 53% from three-point range and 54% from the field. They also outrebounded them by 13. They won't be able to control the boards against the bigger Gators, who dominated a pretty good Virginia team in their opener, 71-45 and dominated the board (+15 margin). They also shot just 4-of-23 from beyond the arc and still won by 26. That's not good new for Norfolk State.
MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: FLORIDA GATORS –14.5