Tigers vs. Gators Prediction
The 10th-ranked LSU Tigers can move into a first-place tie in the Southeastern Conference tonight with a win at the Florida Gators. Can LSU notch the victory despite being slight underdogs?
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Exactech Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Gators are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 140.5 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets are siding with visiting LSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Tigers win third straight
Louisiana State secured a 74-69 victory Saturday at Alabama to move to 24-5 overall and 14-2 in the SEC. The Tigers outscored the Crimson Tide 45-41 in the second half to post the win. Louisiana State shot 28-of-66 from the floor, 4-of-17 from 3-point distance plus 14-of-22 at the free throw line. Skylar Mays paced LSU with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting plus 8-of-8 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Javonte Smart had 19 points, four assists and two steals. Naz Reid added 12 points and 13 caroms.
Gators have five-game win streak snapped
Florida lost by a count of 61-55 at home Saturday night versus Georgia to drop to 17-12 overall and 9-7 in conference play. The Gators were outscored 34-27 in the second half of the loss. Florida shot 18-of-48 from the floor, 5-of-21 from 3-point range plus 14-of-18 at the free throw line. Jalen Hudson was the lone Gators player in double figures for scoring as he put in 13 points off the bench on 4-of-13 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also pulled down four rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games. LSU is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games overall.
The Gators are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. Florida is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games overall.
The Gators have had an up-and-down season, but they already have an 82-77 overtime win at LSU under their belt on February 20. The Tigers haven't lost a road game since December 12, but there is a reason Florida is favored here and it's because it matches up well with LSU while also playing well prior to the Georgia loss. The Gators should rise to the occasion here and help play spoiler in LSU's attempt at a regular season SEC title.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA GATORS -1