The Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide meet in Coleman Coliseum's SEC college basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
The Florida Gators will try to recover after a 66-57 win over Vanderbilt on their last outing. Keyontae Johnson led the Gators with 15 points on 4 out of 12 shots with a 6-for-6 mark of the foul line and a 9-rebound record while Jalen Hudson added 10 points and 3 interceptions as the only other Florida player to mark double digits in the winning effort. Kevarrius Hayes added 4 points and 3 flights, while KeVaughn Allen added 6 points to tie his 6 rebounds and Andrew Nembhard scored 9 points in the win. Allen leads the Gators with 12.5 points per game while Hayes leads Florida with 6.1 rebounds per game and Nembhard leads the Gators with 5.4 assistants per game this season. As a team, Florida averaged 68.3 points per game on 41.5% of fielding shots, 34.1% behind the arc and 70.2% off the line of fouls. season.
Alabama Crimson Tide will try to bounce back after defeating the Mississippi State 81-62 on its last outing. Kira Lewis Jr. led the tide with 17 points on 5 of 12 shots with 3 trios while Tevin Mack added 13 points with 3 triples. Dazon Ingram scored 12 points, while Donta Hall added 11 points on 5 of 6 shots with 7 rebounds, a top in the team, to complete Alabama's double-digit scorecard quartet in the setbacks. Lewis Jr. leads Alabama with an average of 14.4 points and 2.9 assists per game, while Hall leads the rebound by rebounding with 8.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Alabama averaged 75.3 points per game on 45.4% of field shots, 34.5% behind the arc and 69.2% of the foul line this season.
Florida is 0-7 Away in its last 7 games and 0-5 in its last 5 games against a victorious team while the under is 4-0 in its last 4 conference games . Alabama is 6-1-1 against the gap in its last 8 home games and 6-2 against the gap in its last 8 conference games, while its total is 8-2 in his last 10 games as a result of a defeat. Florida is 7-0 Away in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Alabama.
Taking points with Florida is tempting considering how the Gators have organized this game on the road in recent years. However, Alabama is the much more consistent ATS team and has been a machine to cover mostly at home. Florida is the kind of team that can take the lead but can not close at home and has trouble hanging out on the road, so I'm going to establish points with Alabama to exonerate some demons against the Gators at home and add to the misery of Florida ATS in this one