Florida vs Tennessee Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/29/2020
Game: Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee +1
The Florida Gators travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 1 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 15-13. They are averaging 66.9 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
02/27/20 F Drew Pember Concussion is questionable
Keyontae Johnson comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.1 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jordan Bowden averages 13.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. John Fulkerson averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 118th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 164th and 282nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 12.0 per game. The Gators allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 109th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 60th place in Division 1. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 292nd in the country with 66.9 points per game this year. They are 222nd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 313th in the nation. They are 181st in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 63rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Volunteers are 117th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Volunteers surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 33rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 108th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 150th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 61st. They are 287th in college basketball in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 89th. As a unit they are 88th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 196th in D-1. Florida is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 62nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 205th. They are 296th in D-1 in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 256th. As a unit they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee +1
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