The Florida Gators (18-11, 10-6 SEC) will travel to Stegeman Coliseum to meet the Georgia Bulldogs (15-14, 5-11 SEC) in their home finale. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Florida Gators at Georgia Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Gators were beaten by the Tennessee Volunteers in their last outing, 63-58. With 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting, Kerry Blackshear Jr. led Florida in scoring. Tennessee had a turnover percentage of 14.3 (better than their season average of 18.2). Florida, meanwhile, held the Volunteers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below their season average of 30.7).
In the Bulldogs’ previous game, they beat the Arkansas Razorbacks, 99-89. Georgia received a boost from Anthony Edwards, who was the game’s high scorer with 26 points on 8-for-14 shooting. The Bulldogs held the Razorbacks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (below the 30.3 mark opponents have averaged against Georgia this season) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.642 (above their season average of 0.505).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Gators won 81-75. Florida had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 18.8). Georgia, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (13-18; 72.2 percent). Edwards scored a game-high 32 points.
This game should be a battle of contrasting paces. Georgia prefers to play up-tempo (35th in possessions per game), while Florida is more half-court-oriented (305th in possessions per game). Moreover, the Gators rank 53rd in offensive efficiency (108.6), while the Bulldogs rank 277th in defensive efficiency (104.0).
Florida at Georgia Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Georgia, ATS Winner – Georgia, O/U – Over
Florida ranks 42nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Georgia ranks 196th (36.1).
The Gators rank 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Bulldogs rank 121st (3.4).
Florida ranks 49th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Georgia ranks 127th (6.6).
The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, up from 1.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Gators have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.8 points per game (2.5 below their season average).