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Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Betting Preview

Florida GatorsKentucky Wildcats
March 10, 1:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Florida when they take on the Wildcats on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

It's a game in the SEC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at New Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Kentucky will face the 23-9 Gators, who own a 12-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 11-17-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gators are 17-10 favoring the OVER.

View Florida vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kentucky opened as 9.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 2 and the Gators sitting at No. 54. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 88-80 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kentucky's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 77.2 PPG, against a Gators defense rated No. 130 and allowing 65.8 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.8% to date this season, more than the Gators shooters have managed so far (46% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida owns the country's No. 206-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Florida was a 66-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Florida earned a 66-63 victory over Alabama on Friday, getting 16 points from Bradley Beal at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 60-51 winner at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites. Kentucky got 19 points from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist en route to a 60-51 victory over LSU on Friday at New Orleans Arena.