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Florida Gators vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/10/13

Kansas Jayhawks (6-2) at Florida Gators (6-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Florida Gators and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Tuesday in Gainesville in college basketball action among ranked teams.

The Florida Gators are 6-2 on the season and they are looking to bounce back from a loss in their last game as they fell at UConn. The Gators are playing a rough stretch facing Florida State, UConn, Kansas, and Memphis all in order. Casey Prather leads UF averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Michael Frazier II is averaging 13.5 points, Scottie Wilbekin is averaging 11.3 pints and 5.7 assists, and Dorian Finney Smith is averaging 10.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. As a team Florida is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. The Gators are 5-0 at home this season but 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25.

Florida Gators vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/10/13

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The Kansas Jayhawks have lost two of their last three games and the schedule doesn’t project to get any easier. Kansas has played the toughest schedule in the nation and it is projected to be the toughest schedule in the country this year. Andrew Wiggins leads KU averaging 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Perry Elis is averaging 14.5 points and 6.8 rebounds, Joel Embiid is averaging 9.2 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Wayne Selden Jr. and Frank Mason are averaging 9.1 points each. Kansas is averaging 79.1 points and they are shooting 50.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Kansas is 0-1 on the road this year and they are 1-1 against teams ranked in the top 25.

Florida is 5-11 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 home games against a team wit a losing road record, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Kansas is 7-3 against the spread against the SEC, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games.

Florida is favored here as the home team but they haven’t played well against the better teams this season and I look for Kansas to win outright but for little bonus paid here for the money line taking the points is the play. 

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