Florida vs. Kentucky - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida vs. Kentucky - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats (24-6) at Florida Gators (19-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Stephen C. O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -1.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5

TV: CBS

The Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena.

The Kentucky Wildcats look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 75 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Immanuel Quickley is averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Nick Richards is averaging 14 points and 8.2 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Ashton Hagans is grabbing four rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won four straight road games.

The Florida Gators look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Florida Gators are averaging 72.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Keyontae Johnson is averaging 13.9 points and seven rebounds while Kerry Blackshear Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Lewis is grabbing four rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have won four straight home games.

The favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between Kentucky and Florida, and the Gators are playing their best basketball of the season with tournament time right around the corner. The Florida Gators also win at home by an average of 9.5 points while allowing just 40.5 percent shooting from the field and 33.1 percent shooting from deep. The Kentucky Wildcats are talented and an impressive 7-2 against the spread on the road, but Florida has final four potential when it has a lot of things clicking the way it does now. I'll lay the bucket with the Gators at home.

Randy’s Pick Florida Gators -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.