They are meeting for the first time in 44 years, each playing without theirstarting point guard and each coming off a rout in their last games.
The 10th-ranked Florida Gators host the 22nd-ranked Wisconsin Badgers Wednesday night at Stephen O'Connell Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Gators bring a 1-0 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-0 Badgers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida go 0-0 so far and the Badgers go 0-0.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Gators installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gators rated this week at No. 56 and the Badgers sitting at No. 43. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 112-103 result in favor of the Gators.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Badgers rank No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 with 49 per game. That compares with Florida’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida is college basketball's No. 71-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Badgers rate No. 71 with 8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisconsin owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 74 in scoring at home.
Wisconsin was an 87-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. The Badgers blew out Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-47 win at Kohl Center.
Florida was an 84-35 winner in its last match at home against Alabama State. Florida cruised to victory on Sunday, running Alabama State out of the gym and running up an 84-35 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cornell are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After playing Alabama State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Badgers at Gators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games at home
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin home to Cornell, Sunday, November 18
Florida home to Middle Tennessee, Sunday, November 18