Florida Gators at Missouri Tigers Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The Florida Gators (10-4, 2-0 SEC) will be at Mizzou Arena to challenge the Missouri Tigers (8-6, 0-2 SEC) in a SEC matchup. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and will air on SEC Network.

Florida Gators at Missouri Tigers ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Tigers were beaten by the Tennessee Volunteers, 69-59, while the Gators were victorious over the South Carolina Gamecocks, 81-68.

Florida played a perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 31.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.517 (above their season average of 0.496). For those same stats, South Carolina recorded marks of 23.1 and 0.417, respectively. Missouri, meanwhile, forced Tennessee into a turnover percentage of 29.4 (above their season average of 17.5). Missouri was led by Mitchell Smith, who had 10 points and seven rebounds. Andrew Nembhard played well for Florida, contributing 21 points and 10 assists.

The Gators won the only contest between these two teams last season, 64-60. Florida made good use of their 30 trips to the charity stripe, making 25 of them (83.3 percent). Missouri, on the other hand, was just 8-13 (61.5 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Missouri might have difficulty finding the bottom of the net as they square off against one of the nation’s best defenses. Florida currently ranks 86th in defensive efficiency, while the Tigers rank 228th in offensive efficiency. Also, the Gators are among the nation’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 55th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.269). The Tigers, meanhwile, rank 324th at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.290.

Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Missouri, ATS Winner – Missouri, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Missouri ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (9.4) while Florida ranks 74th (11.6).
  • The Tigers rank 113th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while the Gators rank 124th in three pointers allowed per game (21.7).
  • Florida is 41st in the country with 5.5 steals allowed per game while Missouri is 45th with 5.6 steals allowed per game.
  • The Tigers rank 44th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while the Gators rank 95th (33.9).
  • Florida ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Missouri ranks 75th (3.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (0.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 55.4 points per game (2.3 below their season average).
  • The Gators’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 17.4, up from 8.4 for the season.