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Florida Gators vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

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Feb 16, 1:30 PM | Auburn Arena

Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers Odds


The Auburn Tigers host Florida on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-15 mark against the 20-3 Gators in college hoops action at Auburn Arena.

Auburn will face the 20-3 Gators, who own a 13-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 9-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gators are 10-8 favoring the OVER.

View Florida vs Auburn Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Auburn sat as 15.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 176 and the Gators sitting at No. 1. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 86-65 result in favor of the Gators.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Auburn's No. 190-ranked scoring average of 66.9 PPG, against a Gators defense rated No. 4 and allowing 52.7 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 41.5% to date this season, less than the Gators shooters have managed so far (49.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida owns the country's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 56.7 points per game on the highway. Auburn, on the other hand, rates No. 227 in scoring at home.

Florida won its last outing, a 69-52 result against Kentucky on February 12. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 points leading the Gators to a 69-52 victory over Kentucky at Stephen O'Connell Center on Tuesday.

Auburn lost its last outing, an 83-75 result against Arkansas on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Auburn got 18 points from Chris Denson but lost anyway, 83-75, to Arkansas on Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Missouri are 1-0
After playing Kentucky are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas A&M are 2-0
After playing Arkansas are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Gators at Tigers trends to consider:
Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Auburn
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Auburn's last 7 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games
Auburn is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at Missouri, Tuesday, February 19
Auburn home to Texas A&M, Wednesday, February 20