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Florida Best Bet to Cover vs Tennessee

Tennessee puts its perfect home record on the line when a Florida team looking for its first true road win of the season comes to town. The NCAAB betting lines list Tennessee as a 9½-point favorite.

The home team has won the last six regular-season meetings. The Volunteers haven’t lost at home to Florida since 2014.

Tennessee Should Prevail,But Florida Best Bet To Cover
Tennessee Should Prevail,But Florida Best Bet To Cover

As a result of a bad weather forecast, the game time moved from 7 to 5 p.m. ET.

Florida vs Tennessee Game Information

  • Game: Florida 11-5 (1-2 SEC) vs Tennessee 12-4 (2-1)
  • Date/Time: Jan. 16, 5 p.m. ET
  • Location: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Florida vs Tennessee Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Tennessee is 8-0 at home, but just 4-3-1 against the spread while Florida is 0-2 on the road. This will be the first time this season that the Gators are the underdogs on the road.

Tennessee is 15-8-1 against the spread over the last two seasons when listed by the BetUS sportsbook as the home favorite. Florida is 3-5 ATS as the road underdog during that time.

The Volunteers are priced at -500 to win the game with Florida at +385 on the moneyline according to the Las Vegas College Basketball odds.

 

Florida vs Tennessee Odds and Spreads

  • Tennessee is 12-1 this season as the favorite.
  • Florida has failed to cover in both its road games this season.
  • Seven of Tennessee’s last 10 games landed over the total.
  • The total has gone over in five of Florida’s last six games.
  • The Volunteers have covered against the Las Vegas College Basketball odds in six of their last nine meetings with Florida.
  • The Gators have covered in one of its last eight games.
  • The total went over in five of Tennessee’s last six SEC games.
  • The total went over in four of the last five Volunteers games in January.

 

ATS Pick: Florida +9½

While Tennessee is a solid pick to win outright and remain undefeated at home, the 9½-line does seem to be a little on the high side.

Florida’s ability to shoot the ball and being the top rebounding team in the country could give the Gators a chance to hang around and cover.

 

Over/Under Pick: Over 159½

The 159½-point total is one of the highest among Tuesday’s games. There are plenty of reasons for that.


There is a sense of uncertainty considering that the top three scorers for Florida are transfers with Walter Clayton having spent the last two seasons playing for Rick Pitino at Iona, Tyon Pullin being a three-year starter at UC Riverside, and Tyrese Samuel coming in from Seton Hall.

They have helped the Gators rank in the top 10 nationally in points per game.

 

Player Prop Pick: Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht Over 17.5 Points (-103)

Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht is getting more comfortable in his first season with the Volunteers after spending the last two seasons at Northern Colorado.

Knecht has 64 points and nine 3-pointers in his last two games. Look for him to have another big game against the Gators.

 

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Florida vs Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 85, Florida 77

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team has the best opportunity to win this season?


Tennessee came into the season with the best odds of winning the SEC title.

Which team is favored to win the Florida-Tennessee game?


Tennessee is listed as a 9½-point favorite against Florida.

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