NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Volunteers underdogs vs Gators at Tennessee
Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Tennessee and Florida on Tuesday, with the host Volunteers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Gators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 14-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Volunteers are 13-10-1 ATS. Florida is 11-10 on the totals; Tennessee is 12-11.
The Gators were listed as 8.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 61 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gators sit at No. 3 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gators will win this game 85-68.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee has the nation's No. 204-rated offensive output, at 66.4 PPG. The visiting Gators defense ranks No. 3 allowing on average 53.1 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Gators marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.2% per game.
Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.8 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida was a 71-54 winner at home against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Florida got 15 points from Mike Rosario en route to a 71-54 victory over Arkansas on Saturday at Stephen O'Connell Center.
Tennessee was a 93-85 winner in its last match on the road against Texas A&M. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers used a 32-point performance from Trae Golden to help Tennessee smack Texas A&M 93-85 on Saturday at Reed Arena.
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Alabama are 3-7
After playing Arkansas are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia are 4-6
After playing Texas A&M are 1-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Gators at Volunteers trends to consider:
Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Florida is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee's last 8 games at home
Florida home to Alabama, Saturday, March 2
Tennessee at Georgia, Saturday, March 2