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Air Force Falcons vs Florida Gators Odds
The Air Force Falcons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gators in Florida at Stephen O'Connell Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Falcons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Gators are 4-3 ATS. Air Force is 1-1 on the totals; Florida is 2-3.
The Falcons were listed as 20-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 167-rated Air Force taking on the No. 5-rated Gators in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-80 win for the Gators on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the nation's No. 94-rated offensive output, at 72.2 PPG. The visiting Falcons defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 62.8 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, less than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.2% per game.
Defensively, Air Force features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 127 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Air Force, they were a 61-53 winner as they battled UC Riverside on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. Air Force earned a 61-53 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 22 points from Michael Lyons at Student Center.
Florida was a 67-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. The Gators got 19 points from Patric Young, but it was Kansas State that prevailed in a 67-61 final on Saturday at Sprint Center.
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Yale are 0-1
After playing Kansas State are 0-1
After a loss are 7-3
A few Falcons at Gators trends to consider:
Air Force is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Air Force at Richmond, Wednesday, January 2
Florida at Yale, Sunday, January 6