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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Gators over Bulldogs

Fresno State BulldogsFlorida Gators
6-5December 21, 2013, 04:30 | BB&T Center8-2

Fresno State pays a visit to Florida on Saturday, hoping to send the Gators to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at BB&T Center.

The Gators currently sports a 8-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2-1 ATS. The Bulldogs are 6-5 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gators produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 6-4 against the number.

View Fresno State Bulldogs vs Florida Gators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Fresno State before tip-off in this one found them as 16-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Gators and the No. 141-rated Bulldogs in this matchup.

Last time out for Fresno State, they were a 67-56 loser as they battled California on the road. They covered in the match as a 14-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 13 points from Marvelle Harris, but it was California that prevailed in a 67-56 final on Saturday at Haas Pavilion.

Florida won its last outing, a 77-75 result against Memphis on December 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Joe Jackson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 77-75 to Florida at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 173 nationally ranked offense (72.3 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 203 at 74.64 PPG. The Gators have been averaging 46.13% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (46.23% on average).

A few Bulldogs at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Fresno State home to UC Merced, Saturday, December 28th
Florida at Savannah State, Sunday, December 29th