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Kentucky favored in Top 10 Battle

Kentucky is back as the No. 1 team in the country and they host No. 8 Florida Gators in SEC wagering action Tuesday.

Betting against John Calipari's Wildcats means you foresee the end of a 15-game winning streak this season and the end of a streak of 48 victories in a row at home.

Of course visiting Florida only needs to cover the point spread, which had settled around -9 Tuesday morning. But can they contain an explosive Kentucky team that boasts five players in double-digit scoring and freshman stud Anthony Davis?

View Florida vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gators were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, such as TopBet. The total was 142.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Wildcats and the No. 54-ranked Gators, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 91-85 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 12-rated squad against Florida's No. 83-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 233 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 nationally with 10.5 per match.

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 32 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida won its last outing, a 73-65 result against Vanderbilt on February 4. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Kenny Boynton scored 18 points leading the Gators to a 73-65 victory over Vanderbilt at Stephen O'Connell Center on Saturday.

Kentucky was an 86-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Wildcats and Gamecocks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Carolina was handed an 86-52 defeat on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Vanderbilt are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After playing South Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

 

A few Gators at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 10 games on the road
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Tennessee, Saturday, February 11
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 11

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