Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wilcats are 8-point home favorites over Florida this afternoon.  The over/under total for the game is 137. March Madness is just around the corner, and this is a quality SEC matchup

Florida is 21-5 on the season and 9-13 against the spread. The Gators currently sit atop the SEC East Division standing by 2.5 games over second-place Vanderbilt, while the Kentucky Wildcats are tied for fourth.  Florida is riding a five game winning streak in to todays game. The Gators continued their winning ways by beating Louisiana State Sunday as a 10-point road favorite, 68-61. The combined 129 points went er the 121-point closing total, helping the er improve to 3-1 the past four games.

Kentucky is 19-8 overall and 10-12 against the spread.  Kentuchy had their two game winning streak snapped on Wednesday when they lost in overtime to Arkansas as a seven-point road favorites, 77-76.  The combined 153 points toppled the 140-point closing total, helping the er cash the fourth consecutive contest.  Kentucky is just 2-6 against the spread in there last eight games. Coach John Caliparis team is now just 1-6 overall in conference road games, but an unblemished 6-0 at Rupp Arena.

Florida beat Kentucky on February 5th as one-point home underdogs, 70-68, while the combined 138 points went er the 134-point closing total.  Senior forward Chandler Parsons stepped up with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Gators. This game is a tough game to call.  Kentucky is a different team at home then on the road.  I do believe they will win today at home, keeping their perfect record at home.   However, I don’t see them covering the 8-point spread.  Taking Florida plus the eight points seems to be the smart play in this game.  I will also take the er 137.  I expect a lot of points in this game as both coaches like to play an up tempo style.

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February 27, 2011 by : Posted in College Basketball, Sportsbook No Comments

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