Gators tip off against the Jayhawks
Two schools looking to bounce back from a loss will meet in Gainesville on Tuesday night as the Florida Gators host the Kansas Jayhawks in college basketball betting action at the sportsbooks.
Florida fell 65-64 at Connecticut in their most recent game on December 2, while Kansas is coming off a 75-72 loss at Colorado.
The Jayhawks topped the Gators 82-80 as a 6-point road underdog when they last met back in November 2006.
The Gators currently sports a 6-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1-1 ATS. The Jayhawks are 6-2 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gators produce a 1-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Jayhawks have gone 4-4 against the number.
The Jayhawks were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gators at No. 22 and the Jayhawks at No. 32 heading into this contest.
Kansas was a 75-72 loser in its last match on the road against Colorado. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Jayhawks to a win (they lost 75-72 to Colorado at Coors Events Center on Saturday).
Florida was a 65-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Florida suffered a 65-64 loss against Connecticut on Monday, getting 19 points from Casey Prather in a losing effort at Gampel Pavilion.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jayhawks is ranked No. 97 in NCAA hoops at 37.75 per game. Contrast that with Florida’s No. 162 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida is the No. 201-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Kansas rates No. 225 at 4.5 per game.
A few Jayhawks at Gators trends to consider:
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
Kansas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas home to New Mexico, Saturday, December 14th
Florida at Memphis, Tuesday, December 17th