Florida faces test against Kentucky

The Florida Gators will be up against another ranked team in college basketball betting action on Saturday night as they hit the road for a game against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Florida is just 2-8 SU and 4-5-1 ATS over its last 10 games against Kentucky dating back to 2010, with the UNDER paying out for totals bettors on the college hoops odds in five of the last six games between the schools.

The Wildcats bring a 19-5 record (13-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-2 Gators, who are 9-8-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 11-11 so far and the Gators go 6-13-1.

View Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Kentucky sat as -3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 10 and the Gators sitting at No. 15.

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Florida was a 67-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Florida earned a 67-58 victory over Tennessee on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Scottie Wilbekin at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Kentucky was a 64-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Auburn. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Kentucky earned a 64-56 victory over Auburn on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Andrew Harrison at Auburn Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 27 nationally ranked offense (78.83 points per game) against a Gators defense that sits as the No. 6 at 57.92 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 46.79% from the field, more than the Gators have managed so far this season (46.12% on average).

A few Gators at Wildcats trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 7 games
Kentucky is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to Auburn, Wednesday, February 19th
Kentucky at Mississippi, Tuesday, February 18th

 

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