Kentucky vs. Florida - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (15-7) at Kentucky Wildcats (16-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday afternoon at the Rupp Arena.
The Florida Gators look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Gators are averaging 75 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 15.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while KeVaughn Allen is averaging 11.8 points and 1.5 assists. John Egbunu is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Robinson is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Gators are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost 12 of their last 15 road games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t lost three straight games since March of 2009. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 78.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.2 points and 6.1 assists. Isaiah Briscoe is dishing 3.3 assists and Alex Poythress is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since February of 2014.
The Gators are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 12-5-2 ATS in their last 19 vs. Southeastern. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
It's been forever since Kentucky has lost three straight and a trip back home will be just what the team needs. Florida's defense keeps the gme close for a while but a lack of offensive firepower will be the Gators downfall.