While the Volunteeers are ranked higher than the Gators, it is Florida that is playing better coming into this NCAA basketball betting contest.
College basketball betting had Florida routing Georgia 81-71 in their last game while Tennessee lost to Vanderbilt. The Vols have lost two straight overall in NCAA basketball betting and don’t look like SEC title contenders anymore. Tennessee didn’t used to lose games at home but they were handled pretty well by Vanderbilt 85-76 on Wednesday in college basketball betting. J.P. Price had 22 points to lead the Volunteers. "I thought J.P. played terrific. He had a special night," said Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl, "He really stepped up against Vanderbilt at home in the SEC." The problem for Tennessee is no one else really did anything and the team overall didn’t play defense. Wayne Chism did next to nothing as he scored just eight points. If not for Prince, the Vols wouldn’t have even been in the game. "J.P. is one of our best players now," Pearl said, "He was always a very effective player and one of the important pieces to our puzzle, but now he is one of our best players and he's playing like it. He's always been a stat sheet stuffer. He looks at the roster right now, and he looks around and he says, `I better step up.'"
Tennessee is going to have to step up their game or they are going to lose their third straight in college basketball betting on Sunday. Florida is playing well and is confident. They have won four straight and three of their last four against the NCAA basketball betting line and they are 4-2 in the SEC. Alex Tyus had 23 points while Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton had 21 each as Florida handled Georgia 87-71 on Wednesday in NCAA basketball betting.
Florida is 2-1 against the college basketball betting number in their three true road games this season. Tennessee is just 4-4 at home this season against the college basketball betting odds. The Volunteers could finally be facing the fact that they simply are not going to be an upper echelon SEC team this season. Two straight losses is one thing in college basketball betting but three straight would be a major problem for the Volunteers.