Florida a double-digit favorite against LSU, per ESPN BPI

After manhandling No. 12 Auburn over the weekend, Florida is a heavy favorite to take care of business at home against an unranked LSU team, according to ESPN.

Using the College Basketball Power Index, ESPN predicts the winner and margin of every matchup in the country. According to Tuesday’s projections, Florida has an 85.1% chance to beat LSU, with an expected 12.3-point margin of victory. The game also earned a matchup quality rating of 74 — 13th out of 25 games on Tuesday night.

“BPI is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward,” the site reads. “BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is… Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day’s rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections.”

The game will be of the Quadrant 3 variety for Florida, which enters the matchup ranked No. 31 in the NET, while LSU is playing a Quad 1 game while ranked No. 94.

The matchup is set to tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the O’Connell Center and can be watched on the SEC Network.

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