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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kentucky vs. Florida

Kentucky WildcatsFlorida Gators
March 13, 1:00 PM | Georgia Dome

Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Odds


The visiting Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Georgia Dome against the Florida Gators.

This game is part of the SEC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Georgia Dome).

The Gators bring a 26-6 record (13-12-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 24-8 Wildcats, who are 13-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida go 17-9 so far and the Wildcats go 12-14-1.

View Kentucky vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Gators as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gators sit at No. 9 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 4 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 81-78.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 27 in NCAA hoops at 38.3 per game. Contrast that with Florida’s No. 49 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida is the No. 173-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Kentucky rates No. 72 at 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 79-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 72-58 winner as they battled Alabama. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite.

Florida was a 77-66 winner in their most recent outing against Vanderbilt. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Alabama are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Vanderbilt are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Florida is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing Kentucky
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kentucky