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Florida Gators vs UCLA Bruins Betting

Southeast Region action tips off again with favored Florida expected to beat UCLA in the second round.

This game is being played close to home for the Gators, St. Petes Times Forum, but UCLA proved it can hang with tough teams by upsetting Michigan State.

The Gators bring a 27-7 record against the 23-10 Bruins, and are favored by 5 points.

View UCLA vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Gators and the No. 53-ranked Bruins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-72 result in favor of the Gators.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 60 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Florida’s No. 54 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida is college basketball's No. 166-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 285 with 5.2 per game.

Defensively, UCLA features the nation's No. 127-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 145 nationally in scoring at home.

UCLA was a 78-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Tyler Honeycutt scored 16 points leading the Bruins to a 78-76 victory over Michigan State at St. Petes Times Forum on Thursday.

Florida was a 79-51 winner in their most recent outing against Santa Barbara. They covered the 12.5–point spread as favorites.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Michigan State are 1-2
After a win are 6-4

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 8-2


A few Bruins at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games

 

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