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Kentucky WildcatsFlorida Gators
22-8March 08, 2014, 12:00 | Stephen O'Connell Center27-2



Kentucky pays a visit to Florida on Saturday, hoping to send the Gators to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Stephen O'Connell Center.

The Gators currently sports a 27-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-11-3 ATS. The Wildcats are 22-8 and 14-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gators produce a 8-16-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 13-15 against the number.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gators as -8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Gators - Wildcats odds would favor the Gators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kentucky is at No. 64.

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In their last action, Kentucky was a 55-48 winner at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Julius Randle scored 12 points leading the Wildcats to a 55-48 victory over Alabama at Rupp Arena on Tuesday.

Florida won its last outing, a 72-46 result against South Carolina on March 4. They covered in that game as a 12-point favorite. The Gators blew out South Carolina on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 72-46 win at Colonial Life Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the nation's No. 142-rated offensive output, at 71.07 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 66 allowing on average 66.53 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 45.86% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.17% per game.

A few Wildcats at Gators trends to consider:
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kentucky's last 9 games
Kentucky is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kentucky

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