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Arkansas Just Can’t Win in Gainesville

It has been a very long time since Arkansas traveled to Gainesville and actually won a basketball game. The Razorbacks have lost their past 11 games when visiting the Florida Gators, which includes an 87-84 defeat in their last contest at O’Connell Center during the 2016 season.

Shark Bites
  • Florida is 8-0 SU in its last 8 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • Arkansas is 5-0 SU and ATS in its last 5 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • Arkansas is 3-0 ATS in its last 3 games on the road against Florida.

Arkansas seems to have a place in the NCAAB Tournament, but a win over Florida would all but confirm that bid. The Razorbacks have won five straight games, including a victory over then-ranked South Carolina, while posting an average scoring margin of plus-10.6 points per game. Moses Kingsley has quietly been a dominant force for Arkansas, as the senior is averaging 11.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while notching 78 blocks on the season.

Florida saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of Kentucky in their last outing, as the Gators were dominated on the glass. Rebounding has been a struggle for Florida all season, with no player averaging more than 6.6 rebounds per game. KeVaughn Allen torched Arkansas earlier this season, as the Little Rock native scored 21 points and drained five treys in an 81-72 Florida win.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Florida Gators in this one found them listed as -11.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Razorbacks was expected to move the line.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Florida Gators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Gators bring a 23-6 record (17-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-7 Razorbacks, who are 15-12 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Florida go 13-15 so far and the Arkansas Razorbacks go 15-12.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 5 (Florida) and the No. 87 (Arkansas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's No. 51-ranked scoring average of 79.1 PPG, against a Arkansas Razorbacks defense rated No. 178 and allowing 74.31 PPG. The Florida Gators FG% has averaged 45.1% to date this season, less than the Arkansas Razorbacks shooters have managed so far (46.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jaylen Barford scored 20 points leading the Razorbacks to a 79-68 victory over Auburn at Auburn Arena on Saturday.

Florida got 24 points from KeVaughn Allen but lost anyway, 76-66, to Kentucky on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Arkansas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arkansas's last 9 games
  • Arkansas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Florida is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Florida is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
  • Florida is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arkansas home to Georgia, Saturday, March 4th
Florida at Vanderbilt, Saturday, March 4th