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Florida vs. Kentucky for the SEC title

No. 1 Florida will be looking to head into the NCAA Tournament as a conference champion on Sunday afternoon as they take on Kentucky in the title game of the SEC Tournament.

Florida topped Kentucky twice both SU and ATS during the regular season, winning 69-59 as a 2.5-point road underdog and 84-65 as a 9-point home favorite in their two matchups.  The UNDER has paid off in six of their last eight meetings.

Florida was -6.5 in early SEC tournament betting at Bovada while the total was 130 over at BetOnline. Florida is 4-1 ATS in the past five outings vs the underachieving Wildcats.

The Gators sport a record of 31-2 and 15-11-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 24-9 and 16-14-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-19-1 for the Gators and 15-16 for the Wildcats.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Gators installed as -6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 78-rated Kentucky taking on the No. 13-rated Gators in this contest.

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Kentucky was a 70-58 winner in its last match at home against Georgia. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Kentucky got 22 points from Aaron Harrison en route to a 70-58 victory over Georgia on Saturday at Georgia Dome.

Florida was a 56-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Florida earned a 56-49 victory over Tennessee on Saturday, getting 16 points from Patric Young at Georgia Dome.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 4 in NCAA hoops at 41.3 per game. Contrast that with Florida’s No. 106 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida is the No. 90-ranked team in the country at 6.82 per game, while Kentucky rates No. 203 at 5.15 per game.

A few Wildcats at Gators trends to consider:
Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Kentucky is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Florida is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kentucky

 

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