Where to Bet Florida vs. Vanderbilt – Latest Odds February 3

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Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Feb/03/2015
Where to Bet Florida vs. Vanderbilt – Latest Odds February 3

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FLORIDA GATORS (12-9) at VANDERBILT COMMODORES (11-10)

Sportsbook.ag Line: Florida -3, Total: 125 (place your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free here)

The Gators go for their third straight victory when they head to Nashville on Tuesday and take on Vanderbilt.

Florida got off to a miserable start this season, but they did beat the Razorbacks 57-56 for their second straight SU victory on Jan. 31. The Gators were 6.5-point favorites in that game though, and they are now 1-4 ATS in their past five games.

The Commodores are really struggling of late. The team has now lost seven straight games and they’ve failed to cover in six of those contests. Vanderbilt has been outrebounded in five straight contests and they haven’t had a game where they’ve shot over 50% from the field since Jan. 10.

The Gators have won six of the last seven games played in this head-to-head series SU and they are 4-3 ATS in those contests. Florida has also won three of their past five trips to Memorial Gymnasium SU, but the Commodores are 3-2 ATS in those games. Their last meeting in Nashville was Feb. 25, when the Gators won 57-54 as 8.5-point favorites.

Florida has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-4 SU and 3-3 ATS when playing on their opponent’s floor. The Gators are also just 1-3 SU and ATS when playing as a road favorite. Vanderbilt happens to be a solid team when playing at home, going 9-3 SU and 5-4 ATS on the season so far. However, they are just 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS when playing conference opponents this season. DeVon Walker (Knee) is still out for Florida and Vanderbilt is not currently dealing with any injuries.

The Gators have won two straight games and they have a golden opportunity to pick up a third in this matchup with a struggling Vanderbilt team. The Gators are a miserable offensive team, averaging just 66.2 PPG (207th in NCAA) on 44.4% shooting (130th in NCAA). They are superb defensively though, with just 59.0 PPG allowed (24th in NCAA), thanks in part to 7.7 SPG (48th in NCAA).

F Dorian Finney-Smith (13.2 PPG, 5.7 RPG) was huge in a win over Arkansas last game. He finished that game with 16 points (6-of-13 FG), nine rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes of action. Last season, Finney-Smith had 19 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes when he played the Commodores in Nashville. He’ll need to knock down his outside shots like he has all season (40% 3PT), but he also has to continue to be a force on the glass for the Gators to win in this one.

G Michael Frazier II (13.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG) had just nine points in that game at Vanderbilt last year. Frazier has really struggled with consistency this season, scoring 27 points two games ago against Ole Miss but just 11 points total in the two games after it. Frazier has been really off from downtown lately (0-for-9 3PT last two games) and will need to turn that around because he’s been one of their most reliable shooters all season (38% 3PT).

G Kasey Hill (7.5 PPG, 4.3 APG) hasn’t scored in double digits since Jan. 15 and the team really needs him to provide some offense. He is a capable scorer and the team needs more from him or it’ll continue to struggle on that end of the floor.

C Jon Horford (6.7 PPG, 4.8 RPG, .9 BPG) could provide a big spark for this team inside. He had eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 23 minutes against Arkansas and had a perfect shooting night (3-of-3 FG, 2-of-2 FT).

Vanderbilt will desperately try to avoid an eight-game losing streak when they host Florida on Tuesday. The Commodores are a solid offensive team, averaging 69.9 PPG (118th in NCAA) on 47.1% shooting (37th in NCAA). They also are averaging 15.2 APG (36th in NCAA), which means they move the ball very effectively. Where they do struggle is in the rebounding department, as they are only averaging 34.4 RPG (192nd in NCAA). Luckily for them, they’re facing a Florida team that only averages 34.1 RPG (203rd in NCAA).

One player who should make a major impact in this game is C Damian Jones (15.2 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.9 BPG). Jones is a monster in the paint and he uses his size well, which should give Jon Horford problems on both ends of the floor. Jones had nine points in the last meeting between these teams but he finished with just two rebounds, which won’t cut it in this one.

Freshman G Riley LaChance (12.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.7 APG) is this team’s best scorer from the wing, and he is a very good outside shooter (39% 3PT). LaChance had 11 points and five assists in a loss to Texas A&M last game, but he had just eight points total in the two games before that. His zero points (0-for-5 FG) against Georgia on Jan. 27 were rock bottom for him and he can’t afford to have that type of performance against the Gators.

F Luke Kornet (9.0 PPG, 3.9 RPG) is a seven-footer with serious range (36% 3PT) and he has come on strong as of late, averaging 14.3 PPG over the past three games. He could provide a major spark for this team if he can get his shot to fall.

G Wade Baldwin IV (7.5 PPG, 4.3 APG, 3.6 RPG) has averaged 12.3 PPG over the past three for Vanderbilt and has the chance to impact this game in a number of ways. As long as he is able to remain disciplined on defense, he should be in for a solid performance.

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