Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
Rupp Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Kentucky Wildcats and the visiting Florida Gators in college hoops action on Saturday.
This season, the Wildcats are 20-10 overall and 10-17 ATS ATS, while the Gators are 24-5 and 15-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kentucky boasts a 15-11 on the OU, and Florida is 11-13.
Bettors looking to side with Kentucky in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 18 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gators sit at No. 4 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gators will win this game 86-76.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kentucky's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 74.3 PPG, against a Gators defense rated No. 3 and allowing 53 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.1% to date this season, less than the Gators shooters have managed so far (48.8% per game).
Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.4 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida was a 66-40 winner at home against Vanderbilt. They covered the 19-point spread as favorites. Florida cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Vanderbilt out of the gym and running up a 66-40 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.
In their last action, Kentucky was a 72-62 loser on the road against Georgia. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Archie Goodwin scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 72-62 to Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Thursday).
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Vanderbilt are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Georgia are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Gators at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida's last 10 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida