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Wildcats face the Gators in SEC quarters

Unbeaten all season long, the Kentucky Wildcats are big betting favorites for Friday as they tip off their SEC Tournament with a quarterfinal matchup against the Florida Gators at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The top-ranked Wildcats went 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS against the Gators during the regular season, but overall they've earned just three ATS wins in their last eight matchups. The Gators are the No. 8 seed in the SEC Tournament; they defeated No. 9 Alabama 69-61 in their second-round game.

Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Florida Gators were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at 31-0 (17-13-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Florida Gators are currently 16-16 (11-19-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Kentucky is 13-18 OU, and Florida is 20-12 OU.

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at No. 3 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Florida Gators sit at No. 162 on the same chart.

How Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 24 nationally ranked offense (74.65 points per game) against a Florida Gators defense that sits as the No. 23 at 59.94 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats have been averaging 46.79% from the field, more than the Gators have managed so far this season (43.59% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dorian Finney-Smith scored 23 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Florida on Thursday, leading the Gators to a 69-61 victory over Alabama at Bridgestone Arena.