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Florida GatorsKentucky Wildcats
Feb 26, 4:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

22-5TEAM RECORD19-8

The Kentucky Wildcats host Florida on Saturday, looking to build on their 19-8 mark against the 22-5 Gators in college hoops action at Rupp Arena.

This season, the Wildcats are 19-8 overall and 10-12 ATS ATS, while the Gators are 22-5 and 9-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kentucky boasts a 10-11-1 on the OU, and Florida is 12-9.

View Florida vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Wildcats installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Wildcats) and the No. 9 (Gators) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-78 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gators is ranked No. 44 in NCAA hoops at 38 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 54-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Florida rates No. 216 at 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida was a 71-62 winner in its last match at home against Georgia. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. The Gators grabbed a 71-62 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Kenny Boynton at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 77-76 loser as they battled Arkansas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Brandon Knight went off for 26 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Arkansas handed Kentucky a 77-76 defeat at Bud Walton Arena.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-4
Before playing Alabama are 4-6
After playing Georgia are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 6-4
After playing Arkansas are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Gators at Wildcats trends to consider:
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky's last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Alabama, Tuesday, March 1
Kentucky home to Vanderbilt, Tuesday, March 1

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