Final Four Odds: Florida takes on UConn
The No. 1 Florida Gators will be the favorites on the Final Four odds at the sportsbooks for Saturday night as they take on the No. 7 UConn Huskies for a berth in the title game.
Florida is 5-1 ATS in Final Four games since 2000 while UConn is 9-2 ATS past 11 tournament games overall and 6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS in Final Four games since 1999.
UConn is 5-1 SU and ATS past six games as underdogs.
Florida got past Cinderella Dayton in their Elite Eight matchup on Saturday, winning 62-52 to cap off a regional tournament run that also included victories over Albany, Pittsburgh, and UCLA.
Connecticut upset Michigan State in their Elite Eight matchup on Sunday, grabbing a 60-54 victory in that contest. The Huskies opened their NCAA Tournament run with three straight wins over Saint Joseph's, Villanova, and Iowa State.
Odds Shark computer pick - 69.9-66.1 Gators
Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 30-8 and 20-14-2 ATS on the year, while the Gators are at 36-2 and 17-14-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Gators are 11-22-1, while the Huskies have a 13-23 mark.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gators at No. 7 and the Huskies at No. 190 heading into this contest.
Connecticut won its last outing, a 60-54 result against Michigan State on March 30. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Huskies got a terrific 25-point effort from Shabazz Napier as Connecticut defeated Michigan State 60-54 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
In their last action, Florida was a 62-52 winner at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Florida earned a 62-52 victory over Dayton on Saturday, getting 23 points from Scottie Wilbekin at FedExForum.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the nation's No. 150-rated offensive output, at 70.37 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 32 allowing on average 63.74 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 46.14% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.77% per game.
A few Huskies at Gators trends to consider:
Connecticut is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Connecticut's last 18 games
Florida is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games