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Stuckey’s 3 Favorite Situational Betting Spots on Wednesday’s College Basketball Card

Feb 20, 2019 2:27 PM EST
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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Florida guard Andrew Nembhard

  • Which college basketball teams are primed for a letdown on Wednesday? Which could come out flat or get caught looking ahead?
  • Stuckey runs through his three favorite betting situational spots, starting with an SEC showdown between LSU (-7) and Florida.

Yes, North Carolina visits Duke tonight, which is the clear feature on tonight’s college basketball card. And while I can’t wait to watch those two rivals go at it (and hopefully combine to score more than 165 points), there are 45 other games tonight that bettors will look at for potential value.

From a situational handicapping perspective, there are a few spots I had circled in the beginning of the week that are in range at their current spreads. Let’s get right to it, starting with an SEC showdown at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Season Record: 27-19-1 (+6.36 units). All odds as of 1 p.m.. ET

Florida +7 at LSU

7 p.m. ET on ESPN2

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, LSU has one of the youngest rosters in the country, ranking 323rd in experience.

It makes what head coach Will Wade has done this year with LSU even more impressive, but I also feel that inexperience makes the Tigers more susceptible to falling victim to potential flat spots.

Tonight would qualify as one at home against Florida with an absolutely enormous home game with Tennessee on deck. That matchup on Saturday with the Vols could end up deciding who wins the SEC regular season and you couldn’t fault the baby Tigers too much for looking ahead.


The rebounding edge that LSU should enjoy does concern me some, but you should get the best effort from a desperate Florida team fighting for its tournament life. The Gators should also arrive in Baton Rouge with a lot of confidence after a road blowout win over Alabama. Look out for SEC co-freshman of the week Andrew Nembhard, who exploded in that win over the Crimson Tide.

Plus, most importantly, this is simply too many points before even accounting for the LSU lookahead spot.

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