Elite Eight Pick: Dayton vs Florida

Elite Eight Pick: Dayton vs FloridaNo. 11 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 1 Florida Gators

Date/Time: March 28, 2014, 6:09 p.m. EST

TV: TBS

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The 2014 NCAA tournament is down to the Elite Eight and all of the Cinderella’s are all but gone, except for the upstart Dayton Flyers which have become one of the best stories of the tournament. They have had some remarkable wins in this tournament and were even responsible for knocking off the No. 2 seed Syracuse Orange. However, if they want to make some real noise in the tournament and go to the Final Four they will have to take down the No. 1 team in their region, the Florida Gators.

Game Overview:

The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball odds for this game opened up with the Gators listed as (-10) point favorites. This would be a strong indication that the odds makers at the top rated online sportsbook believes that it is the end of the road for the Flyers.

The Flyers are off an incredible game against Stanford. Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and freshman Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 as they rolled past the Cardinal to go to the Elite Eight.

If there is one team in this contest that is tournament tested it is the Gators. The Florida Gators have won 34 of 45 NCAA tournament games during the Billy Donovan era, which includes a 79-68 victory over the UCLA Bruins as 4.5-point favorites Thursday. That is an incredible run for a senior laden team.

The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball betting trends for this game reveal that the both of these teams have positive wagering angels in their favor for this game.  The Flyers are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games when playing against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they go up against a team with a winning straight up record and 41-19 ATS in their last 60 non-conference games. The Gators are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they play against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games when playing against a team with a winning straight up record and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 NCAA Tournament games.

The Flyers have had an incredible run and they should be commended for the job that they have done in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but the Florida Gators are the vastly superior team. The Gators pull away early and never look back as they blowout the Flyers and win by double digits to advance to the Final Four.

Free Pick: Florida Gators -10

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

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