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Saturday's Tip Sheet

**Florida vs. Alabama**

--Most books opened Florida (25-6 straight up, 16-12 against the spread) as a 13.5-point favorite for this SEC Tournament semifinals matchup in Nashville.

--Billy Donovan’s team advanced by virtue of Friday afternoon’s 80-58 win over LSU as a 16-point ‘chalk.’ Erik Murphy exploded for a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds, splashing the nets at a 5-of-7 clip from 3-point range. Scottie Wilbekin finished with 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from deep. The 138 combined points went ‘over’ the 128-point total.

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--Alabama (21-11 SU, 13-15 ATS) captured a crucial win over Tennessee on Friday in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. The Crimson Tide won a 58-48 decision as a 1.5-point underdog. The 106 combined points stayed ‘under’ the 117-point tally. Levi Randolph and Trevor Releford led the way with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

--Anthony Grant’s squad has been an underdog nine times this year, posting a 6-3 spread record. The Tide has been a double-digit ‘dog twice, going 1-1 ATS.

--Florida has been a double-digit ‘chalk’ 22 times this season, compiling a 14-8 spread record.

--With an RPI of 61, Alabama has to have this game to feel good about its at-large chances. The Tide has eight wins over Top 100 foes, but it has just two wins over RPI Top 50 foes in Kentucky (48) and Villanova (50).

--When these schools met at the O-Dome in Gainesville on March 2, UF recovered from a five-point second-half deficit to storm past Alabama, 64-52. However, the Tide took the cash as a 16-point road underdog. Murphy paced the Gators with 15 points and eight rebounds. Releford scored a team-high 12 points for Alabama.

--The ‘under’ is 19-7 overall for ‘Bama.

--The ‘under’ is on a 7-1 run in Florida’s last eight games to improve to 14-11 overall.

--Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

**Wisconsin vs. Indiana**

--Most spots opened Indiana (27-5 SU, 17-13 ATS) as a 6.5-point ‘chalk.’

--Tom Crean’s team hooked up its backers in Friday’s 80-64 win over Illinois as a 10-point favorite. Cody Zeller was the catalyst, producing 24 points and nine rebounds while making 9-of-11 shots from the field. Victor Oladipo added 12 points and 11 boards and thrilled the United Center crowd with a nasty 360 dunk on a run-out in the final minute.

--Wisconsin (22-10 SU, 12-17-1 ATS) overcame a horrific shooting slump in the first half to erupt for 51 points in the final 20 minutes on its way to 68-59 win over Michigan as a two-point underdog. Traevon Jackson led the Badgers with 16 points, while Ben Brust buried four treys en route to scoring 14 points and pulling down eight rebounds. Ryan Evans finished with 12 points, six board and six assists.

--Bo Ryan’s team has been an underdog seven times this season, going 3-3-1 ATS.

--IU has been a single-digit favorite nine times, posting a 3-6 spread record.

--When these Big Ten rivals met on Jan. 15, Wisconsin went into Assembly Hall in Bloomington and collected a 64-59 win as an outrageous 15.5-point underdog. Evans led the way with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Jackson added 11 points before fouling out. The 123 points fell ‘under’ the 132.5-point total.

--The ‘over’ is 14-13 overall for the Badgers, cashing in four of their last six games.

--The ‘under’ is 4-1 in IU’s last five games, 14-14 overall.

--CBS will have the telecast at 1:40 p.m. Eastern.

  
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