Betting on today’s Tigers and Gators game? Catch the action at Exactech Arena in Gainesville, FL, as the Gators hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on SEC. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Gators as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.
GRAMBLING STATE TIGERS VS FLORIDA GATORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Grambling State Tigers +25.5
This game will be played at Exactech Arena at 4:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE GRAMBLING STATE TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Gators.
- Even though we have Florida winning straight-up, we like Grambling State at +25.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Does Grambling State Have What it Takes on the Road?
Grambling State will be playing their 12th game of the season, and they currently have a 2-9 record. The Tigers have yet to win a game on the road, going 0-7, and they are also 0-2 at home. Grambling State comes into today’s game with a 3-6 record against the spread. However, in their last five games, they have a 3-2 record when it comes to covering the spread.
Grambling State comes in with an over/under record of 4-5-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 134.6 points per game so far. When analyzing the Tigers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 127 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
In their recent matchup, the Grambling State offense ended with 47 points against Southeastern Louisiana. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 7 threes. Kintavious Dozier is leading the team in scoring at 14.9 points per contest. Jalen Johnson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.1 going into the game.
At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 263rd, allowing 80.0 points per game. Against Southeastern Louisiana in their most recent game, the Grambling State defense gave up a total of 48 points while allowing Southeastern Louisiana to hit 36% of their shots.
Will the Gators Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
Florida will be playing their 12th game of the season, and have an overall record of 8-3. In their previous ten home games, including last year, Florida has gone 7-3. Florida’s ATS performance heading into today’s game stands at 2-5. Within that record, they are 1-3 vs. the spread on the road and 1-2 at home.
Florida’s games have, on average, featured 159.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-1-1. Their average over/under line is currently 149.7 points so far. In the Gators’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 158 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
In contrast to their season average of 84.5 points per game, the Florida had a below average performance. They scored 71 points against Wake Forest and had a field goal percentage of 40%. One area that the Florida offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 11th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.
Currently, the Gators’ defense holds the 186th rank in the nation, allowing 72.8 points per game. So far, the Florida defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.5 times per game (603rd).