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March 11, 7:30 PM | Georgia Dome

Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD24-6

A key college battle sees the visiting Volunteers travelling to Florida Friday to take on the Gators on Friday.

This game is part of the SEC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Georgia Dome, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Florida battles the Volunteers, currently sitting with a 19-13 mark (13-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-9 for the Gators and 14-15 for the Volunteers.

View Tennessee vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Gators and the No. 22-rated Volunteers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-72 win for the Gators on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 71.5 PPG, against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 140 at 66.8 PPG. The Gators field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Volunteers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee was a 74-68 winner in their most recent outing against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as favorites.

Florida was an 86-76 winner in its last match on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Kenny Boynton scored 17 points leading the Gators to an 86-76 victory over Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Arkansas are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Vanderbilt are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Volunteers at Gators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Tennessee
Florida is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tennessee

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