The Tennessee Volunteers (18-3, 7-1 SEC) will attempt to continue a four-game winning run when they visit the Florida Gators (12-9, 5-3 SEC) at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
The Volunteers play the Gators in a game that Tennessee is currently a favorite by 5 points. A 132.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
Tennessee vs. Florida Odds
Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Florida
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing Tennessee as the favorite.
Tennessee vs. Florida Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Tennessee has -220 odds to pick up the win, while Florida is listed at +181 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 132.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Gainesville, Florida
- Arena: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Tennessee vs. Florida Betting Trends
Tennessee is 13-8-0 against the spread this year. The Volunteers have been victorious in 14, or 87.5%, of the 16 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Tennessee has gone over the point total in 42.9% of its opportunities this year (nine times in 21 games with a set point total).
Florida is 11-10-0 against the spread this season. The Gators have won one of the six games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (16.7%). Florida has gone over the point total 33.3% of the time this year (seven of 21 games with a set point total).
Tennessee vs. Florida Key Players to Watch
Zakai Zeigler paces his squad in assists per game (5.1), and also puts up 11.2 points and 3 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 2.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Santiago Vescovi posts 12.2 points and 3.1 assists per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds, shooting 40.2% from the floor and 35.4% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game. Olivier Nkamhoua puts up a team-leading 5.1 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 11 points and 2.1 assists, shooting 59.7% from the floor.
Julian Phillips leads the Volunteers at 5.1 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1.7 assists and 9.7 points.
Colin Castleton is the Gators’ top scorer (14.9 points per game) and rebounder (7.6), and contributes 2.6 assists. Will Richard gets the Gators 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. He also averages 1 steal and 0.7 blocked shots. Kyle Lofton is the Gators’ top assist man (2.9 per game), and he puts up 8.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Alex Fudge is averaging 7.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game, making 43.8% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee has compiled a 5-3-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. The Volunteers are putting up 74.4 points per game this season (123rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived defensively, giving up just 54.5 points per game (best). Tennessee is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking seventh-best in college basketball with 37.1 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 33rd with 28 rebounds allowed per contest.
Offensively the Volunteers have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 78.9 points per game, compared to 73 per game in away games. With 8 treys per game, Tennessee is 116th in college basketball. It owns a 33.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 203rd in college basketball. When it comes to defending three-pointers, things are clicking for the Volunteers, who are allowing 4.9 threes per game (fifth-best in college basketball) and a 22% shooting percentage from downtown (best).
The Volunteers have gone 9-1 in their past 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. Tennessee has hit the over in six of its last 10 contests. Tennessee has been scoring 75.3 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 74.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Tennessee’s defense has been more porous as of late, as the team has allowed 55.6 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 54.5 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.
What you need to know about the Florida Gators
Florida has compiled a 6-2-0 record against the spread in conference action this year. The Gators are 179th in the country in points scored (71.7 per game) and 62nd in points allowed (65). Florida grabs 33.2 rebounds per game and concede 33.5 boards, ranking 116th and 307th, respectively, in the nation.
At home, the Gators score 78.7 points per game. On the road, they average 60.7. Beyond the arc, Florida is 254th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.8). It is 275th in 3-point percentage at 32.3%. The Gators give up 5.8 3-pointers per game and concede 31.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 31st and 63rd, respectively, in the nation.
The Gators are 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Florida has gone over the total twice. Florida has fared worse offensively over its previous 10 games, scoring 64 points per contest, 7.7 fewer points its than season average of 71.7. The Gators have performed better defensively in their previous 10 games, allowing 62.1 points per contest, 2.9 fewer points than their season average of 65 allowed.
Tennessee vs. Florida Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Tennessee, and we expect that Tennessee will cover the spread (Tennessee -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.
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