SEC Tournament - Alabama Crimson Tide visit Florida Gators in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida vs Alabama battle Saturday at Bridgestone Arena as the Gators look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
It's a game in the SEC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Bridgestone Arena).
The Gators are 25-6 so far on the season, and 16-12 ATS vs. the number. The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, are 21-11 and 13-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 12-14 and the Crimson Tide go 8-20 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Florida Gators as 13.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Gators) and the No. 95 (Crimson Tide) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-67 result in favor of the Gators has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson Tide is ranked No. 254 in NCAA hoops at 32.7 per game. Contrast that with Florida’s No. 143 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while Alabama rates No. 235 at 5.6 per game.
Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 74 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Alabama, they were a 58-48 winner as they battled Tennessee at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Alabama earned a 58-48 victory over Tennessee on Friday, getting 15 points from Levi Randolph at Bridgestone Arena.
In their last action, Florida was an 80-58 winner at home against LSU. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites. Florida cruised to victory on Friday, running LSU out of the gym and running up an 80-58 score at Bridgestone Arena.
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Tennessee are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing LSU are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Crimson Tide at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games
Florida is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
Florida is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games