Florida Gators at LSU Tigers -2.5
Florida’s had a disappointing start 2019-2020 campaign. Their loss to Missouri on January 11th was not only bad, it was downright embarrassing. Florida has bounced back with two straight victories and covers versus Ole Miss and Auburn. The Florida defense has been outstanding all season and they were able to shut down Auburn the entire game holding the undefeated Auburn Tigers to just 47 points.
LSU is currently on a six game win streak, currently being undefeated in the SEC. The Tigers will face their stiffest competition within the league.
Florida’s offense has not been great most of the season but they have seemed to find it in SEC play averaging 80 points per game in their five games. Florida will be able to cause problems for the LSU offense with Kerry Blackshear and 6-10 freshman Omar Payne both controlling the paint. Florida has found their mojo as they have begun to play well as all the new pieces are beginning to fit together. Mike White has found the right mix that works. The Gators were a top ten team to begin the season and they will begin their climb back up the NCAA rankings.
Pick: FloridaGators +2.5
Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs +3
Texas Tech has the best player on the court in guard Jahim’us Ramsey. Ramsey will have trouble tonight versus Jamie Dixon’s TCU defense. Known for their tight man to man coverage should be a problem for Ramsey but the Red Raiders have more to offer on the offensive end than just their freshman guard. Kyler Edwards, Davide Moretti and Chris Clarke are all offensive options that can be a problem for the Horned Frogs.
The Red Raiders have been streaky all season but have wins over Louisville, Iowa State and Kansas State were all wins that show the potential they have to take over the Big12. Texas Tech will have the advantage on the offensive end, the key will be to keep TCU off of the boards. TCU is just 4-7 ATS the spread at home in 2019-2020, Texas Tech is also 5-0-1 in their last six versus the Horned Frogs.
Texas Tech is in need of another signature win and their ability to utilize multiple players on the offensive end should be enough to cover.
Picks: Texas Tech Red Raiders -3