CLICK TO JOIN

Remember me Reset Password

      

Tennessee vs Florida Betting Odds – Vols continue to be at home in Gainesville

Posted by Washington Tucker on 2/22/2010 3:21:26 PM

NCAA Basketball Odds: Pick Tennessee


The SEC has been an online betting surprise this season with three legitimate top-25 teams (possibly four), and one genuine national-title contender (Kentucky). Two teams trying to keep up with the Wildcats will meet on Tuesday in Gainesville, and Tennessee has no problem traveling to Florida, where they’ve had success in recent years. That will continue due to the Vols’ edge in backcourt experience.

WHAT: NCAA basketball betting
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 PM ET
WHERE: Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL
KEY STAT: Tennessee has won four of their last five at Florida


The Storyline: Tennessee vs Florida Betting Odds
The Volunteers (20-6, 8-4) rebounded from tough losses at Vanderbilt and Kentucky to win over Georgia, and then they pulled out a 63-55 victory at South Carolina. The Gators (19-8, 8-4) are tied with Tennessee in the SEC after a 64-61 win at Ole Miss, but three of their last four come against the best teams in the conference, including the season finale at Kentucky. The Gators would love to avenge a 61-60 loss in Knoxville on January 31st, but Tennessee has won four of their last five trips to the O’Dome.


Offensive Matchups: Tennessee vs Florida Betting Odds
Tennessee generally looks to get a good shot, and they shoot around 46% from the field. They shot 48.8% at South Carolina, and they’ve been getting production out of Wayne Chism, which should open it up for the outside shooters. However, the Vols are hitting under 33% of their attempts from beyond the arc, and they would have probably fared better if Tyler Smith, a great penetrator, hadn’t been suspended.
The Gators got points from unlikely sources against Ole Miss at Vernon Macklin had 22 and Chandler Parsons added 18 points. Usually, it’s the guard duo of Kenny Boynton and Ervin Walker that spark Florida, but they were having a terrible shooting day so they went inside. It’s crucial that the Gators get something going inside, as they’re hitting just over 30% of their three-point attempts.

Betting Edge:
Tennessee

Defensive Matchups: Tennessee vs Florida Betting Odds
The Volunteers get out and harass the opposition into shooting poor percentages, and South Carolina hit just 31.7% of their shots against Tennessee. They also rank in the national top 30 in steals, but they also commit a lot of fouls. Chism needs to get some help on the boards if Tennessee wants to make noise in March.
Florida is actually one of the best in the country in avoiding fouls, and Ole Miss managed just 11 foul shots against the Gators. Florida doesn’t have a real shotblocker to stop the opposition from attacking the rim, so they have to stop teams before they get there.

Betting Edge:
Draw

Coaching Matchup: Tennessee vs Florida Betting Odds
Bruce Pearl has to get some confidence for his team as it has to be shaken after failing the tests at Vanderbilt and Kentucky. But if anyone can do it, it’s Pearl, who doesn’t lack for confidence at all, and he’ll make sure that the Vols aren’t looking ahead to Saturday’s rematch with the Wildcats.
Billy Donovan is doing a great job managing to keep this team afloat without much depth and the inability to shoot from outside, but this is a stretch that could push the Gators out of the SEC picture. Luckily, they get Tennessee and Vanderbilt at home before heading to Lexington.

Betting Edge:
Draw

Betting Prediction: Tennessee vs Florida Betting Odds
Florida should be favored in your sportsbook at the “O’Dome”, where they are 12-3, but going to Gainesville doesn’t scare the Volunteers, who have won four of their last five at Florida. The key to this game will be the backcourt, as the Volunteers have far more experience with Bobby Maze and J.P. Prince while the Gators have Boynton, a talented freshman that has slowed down a lot as of late. Tennessee’s experience at guard will help them stop their slide.

Washington’s Pick: Tennessee

Check out Washington’s
sports betting tips and picks in BetOnline’s the Betting Edge as we head towards the Final Four.

Archives

Twitter


↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top