Peterson: Best bet for Texas Southern vs. Florida

By Greg Peterson  (VSiN.com) 

December 6, 2021 09:00 AM
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The Texas Southern Tigers are in search of their first win of the season, but have provided plenty of scares, as they look to bust through on Monday in Gainesville against Florida.

Texas Southern at Florida (-23, 138)

(stats as of Sunday morning)

The Gators 3-point shooting defense is 15th in the country, with opponents making 25.5 percent of their 3’s. However, Texas Southern is getting just 18.3 percent of their points from made 3-pointers, which is 354th out of 358 Division I schools.

The Tigers have done a good job of getting second chances to score by rebounding 35.5 percent of their missed shots, which ranks 18th among Division I teams.

Florida has had issues taking care of the ball, ranking 156th in the country in turnovers committed on a per-possession basis.

Texas Southern has found itself as a underdog six times this season and has been able to cover the point spread in five of those games and will do so again on Monday.

Pick: Texas Southern + 23

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