Florida (1-0) vs. Boston College (1-2)
Florida leads 2-0. You have to go back 26 years to 1994 to find the only two meetings in history between the Gators and Eagles. Florida took a 91-65 win in Detroit after a 74-66 victory in March of the same calendar year in the Sweet 16. This is the third neutral floor game of the series as it takes place in Bubbleville in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Ct.
Vs. the Spread:
Florida is 1-5 ATS vs. the ACC in it’s last six games. The total has gone UNDER in six of Florida’s last seven games as they are 8-4 SU in their last 12. Boston College is 5-1 SU in the last six games vs. the SEC, but Eagles are 0-7 SU in their last seven games when they are playing as an underdog.
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Florida||-5½ (-115)||-250||O 139½ (-110)|
|Boston College||+5½ (-105)||+210||U 139½ (-110)|
Last Time Out:
The Gators struggled throughout their season opener on Wednesday but they were able to outlast Army, 76-69. With cancellations as a consistency during Covid-19, Florida lost it’s first two games against UMass-Lowell and Virginia, but had games rescheduled vs. Army and Boston College. Florida forced 20 turnovers and had 19 points and five steals from sophomore Tre Mann, both were career bests. Keyontae Johnson also had 16 points and Tyrone Appleby netted 15 for the Gators.
Boston College dropped a 97-93 decision to St. John’s as the Eagles shot 53 percent and made 11 of 28 triples, but the Red Storm scored 25 points off 19 turnovers and claimed a 37-31 advantage on the backboard. Winston Tabbs led five Eagles in double figures as CJ Felder also scored 18 points.
From The Swamp:
This could be an unbelievably wide open floor game as Coach Mike White’s objective going into the season is to ramp up the tempo and play a speed game with his depth and athleticism. Tre Mann is an exceptional reinforcement for Andrew Nembhard, who transferred to Gonzaga in the off-season as he proved yesterday. Look for Scottie Lewis to bring more of his game vs. BC after he had only eight points in 24 minutes yesterday. The three Eagles opponents have combined to shoot 49.7 percent from the floor, so offensive opportunities – off the dribble and in transition – will be immense.
Fly Eagles Fly:
This is Boston College’s fourth game in nine days in Bubbleville. Coach Jim Christian flies under the radar as one of the country’s most underrated coaches in that he plays in the tough ACC and has worked to make the Eagles once again competitive and relevant. Five Eagles average double figures right now with Wynston Tabbs leading the way at 16.7 points per game. Tabbs has rehabbed and is ready for a big year after having two knee surgeries which halted his play last season. The Eagles will gladly engage Florida in a faster pace as they average 76.9 points per game and shoot 47.9 percent from the floor.
Winner: Florida (-5½) 78, BC (+ 5½) 75
O/U: OVER 139½