March Madness Betting: Florida vs. Minn
After covering a huge spread in their opening game on the NCAA Tournament odds on Friday the No. 3 Florida Gators will be back in action on Sunday against the No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Florida covered a 20-point spread at the sportsbooks in a 79-47 dismantling of No. 14 Northwestern State in the Round of 64. The Golden Gophers, meanwhile, knocked out the No. 6 UCLA Bruins in their first outing, winning 83-63 as a 4-point betting favorite.
Florida battles the Golden Gophers, currently sitting with a 21-12 mark (16-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-17 for the Gators and 12-16 for the Golden Gophers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Gators) and the No. 18 (Golden Gophers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-71 result in favor of the Gators has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Gophers rank No. 18 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with Florida’s No. 139 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida is college basketball's No. 15-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Golden Gophers rate No. 260 with 5.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Minnesota owns the country's No. 60-rated mark, allowing 64.6 points per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 87 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Minnesota was an 83-63 winner on the road against UCLA. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Gophers and Bruins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UCLA was handed an 83-63 defeat on Friday at Frank Erwin Center.
Last time out for Florida, they were a 79-47 winner as they battled Northwestern State at home. They covered in the match as a 20-point favorite. The battle between the Gators and Demons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northwestern State was handed a 79-47 defeat on Friday at Frank Erwin Center.
A few Golden Gophers at Gators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida's last 10 games
Florida is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
Florida is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games