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Florida @ Tennessee

Current Records: Florida 12-7; Tennessee 13-5

What to Know

The #18 Tennessee Volunteers won both of their matches against the Florida Gators last season (65-54 and 78-66) and are aiming for the same result Wednesday. Tennessee and Florida will face off in an SEC battle at 6 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers are out to keep their eight-game home win streak alive.

Tennessee didn't have too much trouble with the LSU Tigers at home this past Saturday as they won 64-50. Tennessee's guard Santiago Vescovi did his thing and shot 5-for-11 from downtown and finished with 16 points, five dimes and six rebounds.

Meanwhile, the matchup between Florida and the Ole Miss Rebels on Monday was not particularly close, with the Gators falling 70-54.

Tennessee is the favorite in this one, with an expected 10-point margin of victory. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one, as they have done quite well against the spread at home this season while Florida have struggled against the spread on the road.

Tennessee is now 13-5 while Florida sits at 12-7. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Tennessee enters the game with 10.1 steals per game on average, good for ninth best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Gators have allowed their opponents an average of 7.9 steals per game, the 18th most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Thompson-Boling Arena -- Knoxville, Tennessee
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $19.00

Odds

The Volunteers are a big 10-point favorite against the Gators, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Volunteers as a 9-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Tennessee have won seven out of their last nine games against Florida.

  • Mar 12, 2021 - Tennessee 78 vs. Florida 66
  • Mar 07, 2021 - Tennessee 65 vs. Florida 54
  • Jan 19, 2021 - Florida 75 vs. Tennessee 49
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Tennessee 63 vs. Florida 58
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Tennessee 73 vs. Florida 61
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Tennessee 78 vs. Florida 67
  • Feb 21, 2018 - Tennessee 62 vs. Florida 57
  • Jan 07, 2017 - Florida 83 vs. Tennessee 70
  • Jan 06, 2016 - Tennessee 83 vs. Florida 69