Florida Gators visit Arizona Wildcats in college basketball clash
Florida Gators vs Arizona Wildcats Odds
The Florida Gators will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Arizona at McKale Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Wildcats bring a 7-0 record (5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-0 Gators, who are 4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arizona go 1-4 so far and the Gators go 1-2.
Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Gators was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Wildcats and the No. 2-rated Gators in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 90-85 win for the Gators on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 79.3 PPG, against a Gators defense that ranks No. 3 at 48.3 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 48.6% so far, more than the Gators marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.
Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 47 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida won its last outing, a 72-47 result against Florida State on December 5. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. The battle between the Gators and Seminoles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida State was handed a 72-47 defeat on Wednesday at Tucker Center.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 66-54 winner as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 66-54 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Mark Lyons at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Florida State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Clemson are 0-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Gators at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida home to Southeastern Louisiana, Wednesday, December 19
Arizona home to Oral Roberts, Tuesday, December 18