The 10th best team in the nation faces off against the team that inflicted their last defeat in what looms as a revenge game for the visitors.
LSU is ranked 10th in the nation and their last loss was at home against Florida, so look for the Tigers to have some revenge on their mind facing a Gators team that is on the Big Dance bubble.
LSU has won three in a row and seven of their last eight games with the only loss in that span to Florida. They are tied with Tennessee atop the SEC standings and they hold the tiebreaker against them beating them a few games back.
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The Tigers do not have a great defense, but they are one of the higher scoring teams in the nation averaging 81.8 ppg.
Florida had their five-game winning streak snapped in their last game, but that run was pivotal. It got them on the bubble and in the tough SEC they are 9-7 in conference play and 17-12 overall. The Gators are led by one of the nation’s best defensive squads ranking 16th in the nation only giving up an average of 63.1 ppg.
This season Florida is 9-5 at home and LSU is 8-1 on the road.
This season LSU is 17-11-1 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 17-11 and Florida is at 12-17 ATS with an Over/Under record of 9-20
These teams met recently at LSU where the Gators scored the upset in their 82-77 win over the Tigers.
Florida is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games facing LSU.
LSU won their 3rd in a row on the road in their last game beating Alabama 74-69. They did not shoot the ball great with a FG% of 42.4%, but they held Alabama to 37.5% shooting. Skylar Mays led the Tigers with 20 points on 6/11 shooting, Javonte Smart had 19 points, and Naz Reid went for a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Tremont Waters (15.3 ppg) leads the Tigers in scoring, but his last game back was his first after missing two with an injury and he only went for five points. Mays ranks 2nd on the squad at 13.7 ppg and he has gone for at least 18 points in three of his last five games. In the OT loss to Florida few games back every starter for LSU went for double figures, but as a team they only shot 42.9% from the floor.
Florida had their five-game win streak come to end at home in their last game losing to Georgia 61-55. While the Gators dominated the offensive boards (12-2) they only shot 37.5% from the floor allowing the Bulldogs to shoot 56.1%. Jalen Hudson was the only player for the Gators to score in double figures with 13 points on only 4/13 shooting.
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KeVaughn Allen (12.5 ppg) and Noah Locke (10.3 ppg) are the only two players for Florida averaging in double figures and after totaling 38 points in two games Allen has only totaled 11 points in his last two games where he was 3/19 from the floor. Locke only had seven points in the loss to Georgia and in five of his last six games and his last three he has not gone for over seven points.
LSU Tigers betting trends
- 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games
- 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games
- Over record of 12-5in their last 17 games
Florida Gators betting trends
- 0-8 ATS in their last eight home games
- 3-8 ATS in their last 11 SEC games
- 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games
LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators Odds Prediction
Florida was hot for a while and beat LSU, but they have failed to cover the spread in their last eight home games. Look for that trend to continue, as the Tigers will have a high scoring game and avenge their recent loss to Florida by winning this game and covering the spread on the Gators’ floor.
Florida at -1 with 5Dimes
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