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Florida GatorsLSU Tigers
Jan 12, 4:00 PM | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers Odds

11-2TEAM RECORD9-3

The LSU Tigers host Florida on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-3 mark against the 11-2 Gators in college hoops action at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

This season, the Tigers are 9-3 overall and 3-4 ATS ATS, while the Gators are 11-2 and 6-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, LSU boasts a 6-1 on the OU, and Florida is 5-3.

View Florida vs LSU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 87 (Tigers) and the No. 6 (Gators) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 89-76 result in favor of the Gators has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gators is ranked No. 165 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with LSU’s No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, LSU is the No. 36-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Florida rates No. 32 at 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida was a 77-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia. They covered the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Florida cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Georgia out of the gym and running up a 77-44 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.

In their last action, LSU was a 68-63 loser on the road against Auburn. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Charles Carmouche scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 68-63 to Auburn at Auburn Arena on Wednesday).

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas A&M are 1-0
After playing Georgia are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Carolina are 3-7
After playing Auburn are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Gators at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 10 games on the road
Florida is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LSU
LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games when playing Florida
LSU is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Florida at Texas A&M, Thursday, January 17
LSU home to South Carolina, Wednesday, January 16