Florida vs. Clemson Pick
Can No. 22 Florida pick up a non-conference win over Clemson when the two meet up today at 4:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida is the favorite in this game, as the Gators are getting odds of -5.5 points against Clemson. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 145 points. Today’s game takes place from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Florida snapped a three-game losing streak with a 66-60 win over Cincinnati last weekend. The Gators are now 6-3 on the season and 5-4 against the spread. They are also just 1-3 against the spread in their last four games. Florida is putting up 87.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing 76.9 per game on defense. Jalen Hudson is leading the team with 19.1 points per game while Egor Koulechov is adding 16.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Clemson is riding a four-game winning streak entering today’s game. The Tigers are 8-1 on the season with a 4-2 record against the spread. Clemson is averaging 79.8 points per game on offense while allowing 63.9 on defense. Donte Grantham is leading the Tigers with 16 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Elijah Thomas is adding 12.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for today. Clemson is just 2-5-2 against the spread in its last 9 games against a winning team while Florida has covered in 10 of its last 15 non-conference games. While Florida has struggled somewhat in recent games, the Gators are much more battle-tested than Clemson. I think that will be the difference in this game. Look for Florida to grind this one out and pick up a win and cover. The public betting is strong with Florida and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA -5.5