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BYU vs Florida Southeast Betting

After in impressive Round 2 win over tough UCLA, many experts like Florida to take another step here in the Southeast Region by taking out Jimmer Fredette and BYU.

BYU hammered Gonzaga but Florida's big men are more athletic and diverse than anything the Cougars have faced this year. Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus and Vernon Macklin lead Florida, but Fredette is capable of winning it by himself for the 3-seed Cougars.

The Gators opened as 2.5 point favorites, with the best early number posted at 5Dimes Monday.

View BYU vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Gators and the No. 10-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 85-80 win for the Cougars on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 24 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.4 per game. That compares with Florida’s No. 63 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida is college basketball's No. 166-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 17 with 8.4 per game.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

BYU was an 89-67 winner in its last match against Gonzaga. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites.

Florida was a 73-65 winner in its last match against UCLA. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing UCLA are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Cougars at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 10 games