Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers
The Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball. The Gators are -12.5 point favorites over the Tigers with an over/under point total set at143.
The Florida Gators are unbeaten in the SEC at 8-0 in conference play and they are the number three ranked team in the nation. Florida is 12-0 at home this season and they have played the 47th ranked schedule in the nation. Casey Prather is the Gators leading scorer averaging 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Michael Frazier II is averaging 12.6 points, Scottie WIlbekin is averaging 11.9 points, and Patric Young is averaging 10.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Florida is averaging 71.2 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Florida has looked unstoppable since their last loss that was back on December 2nd of last year.
The Missouri Tigers are coming off of a tough home loss to Kentucky that ended a two game winning streak. Missouri is 6-3 away from home and 0-1 against teams ranked in the top 25 while going 4-4 in the SEC. Jabari Brown is the Tigers leading scorer averaging 20.4 points per game. Jordan Clarskon is averaging 18.9 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 6.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 75 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Missouri is looking like a NCAA Tournament team but they are far from a sure thing.
Florida is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 0-4 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record. Missouri is 7-2 against the spread following a loss, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
I am not a big backer of Missouri but at the same time this is a lot of points for this game so I am on the Tigers here.
Missouri Tigers +12.5 Florida Gators