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SEC Tournament - Florida favored by 15 against LSU on Friday

LSU TigersFlorida Gators
March 15, 1:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

LSU Tigers vs Florida Gators Odds

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The Florida Gators will hit the floor running against the visiting LSU Tigers Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

It's a game in the SEC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Bridgestone Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Tigers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 14-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gators are 15-12 ATS. LSU is 14-11 against the total, while Florida is 11-14 versus the number.

View LSU vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Florida opened as 15-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gators - Tigers odds would favor the Gators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while LSU is at No. 75. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-69 win for the Gators.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 53 in NCAA hoops at 37.4 per game. Contrast that with Florida’s No. 166 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida is the No. 15-ranked team in the country at 8.4 per game, while LSU rates No. 54 at 7.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, LSU owns the country's No. 181-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 79 in scoring at home.

In their last action, LSU was a 68-63 winner on the road against Georgia. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Shavon Coleman scored 24 points leading the Tigers to a 68-63 victory over Georgia at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 61-57 loser as they battled Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Gators got 17 points from Erik Murphy, but it was Kentucky that prevailed in a 61-57 final on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Georgia are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Tigers at Gators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LSU
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing LSU