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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kentucky vs. Florida

Kentucky WildcatsFlorida Gators
Feb 12, 7:00 PM | Stephen O'Connell Center

Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Odds

17-6TEAM RECORD19-3

Florida will look to improve on its 19-3 record on Tuesday when they host Kentucky in NCAA basketball odds action at Stephen O'Connell Center.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 8-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Gators are 12-7 ATS. Kentucky is 10-9 on the totals; Florida is 10-7.

View Kentucky vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Florida opened as 11.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Gators and the No. 12-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 88-80 win for the Gators on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 41 nationally ranked offense (74.2 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 85 at 62.5 PPG. The Gators have been averaging 49.4% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (48.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 97-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 57 in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 72-62 winner in its last match at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Kyle Wiltjer scored 14 points leading the Wildcats to a 72-62 victory over Auburn at Rupp Arena on Saturday.

Florida was an 83-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 28-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gators and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Mississippi State was handed an 83-58 defeat on Saturday at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Auburn are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Auburn are 7-3
After playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Wildcats at Gators trends to consider:
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Kentucky's last 22 games on the road
Kentucky is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kentucky

Next up:
Kentucky at Tennessee, Saturday, February 16
Florida at Auburn, Saturday, February 16