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Yale Bulldogs visit Florida Gators in NCAAB hoops battle

Yale BulldogsFlorida Gators
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Stephen O'Connell Center

Yale Bulldogs vs Florida Gators Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD10-3

The Gators will try to cover the spread at Stephen O'Connell Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Yale Bulldogs in college basketball action.

The Gators bring a 10-3 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-3 Bulldogs, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida go 7-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 1-2.

View Yale vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Gators installed as 21-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 48 (Gators) and the No. 131 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 91-82 result in favor of the Gators has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 4 nationally ranked offense (85.5 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 126 at 64.5 PPG. The Gators have been averaging 47.6% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, Yale features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Yale was a 72-71 loser on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got a 20-point effort from Greg Mangano, who added 12 rebounds, but Wake Forest still managed to defeat Yale 72-71 Thursday at Joel Coliseum.

In their last action, Florida was an 85-83 loser on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites. Florida got 26 points from Kenny Boynton on the way to an 85-83 loss against Rutgers on Thursday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
Before playing Holy Cross are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing UAB are 2-0
After playing Rutgers are 4-0
After a loss are 9-1

A few Bulldogs at Gators trends to consider:
Yale is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Yale home to Holy Cross, Tuesday, January 3
Florida home to UAB, Tuesday, January 3

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