College Basketball

Kentucky vs Florida 2/12/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Florida Gators (16-8) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (20-4)
February 12, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -9.5 / Florida Gators +9.5; Over/Under: -141.5
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The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena. The Florida Gators look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Kentucky Wildcats look to build on their five-game winning streak.

The Florida Gators are averaging 71.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Colin Castleton is averaging 15.4 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Tyree Appleby is averaging 10.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Myreon Jones is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.

The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 81.4 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 15.9 points and 15.1 rebounds, while TyTy Washington Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kellan Grady is the third double-digit scorer and Keion Brooks Jr. is dishing 1 assist. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.

The Gators are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Gators last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Kentucky Wildcats are playing some of their better ball of the season right now, and they’re dominant at home, where they win by an average of 24.7 points. However, the Florida Gators are on a bit of a hot streak themselves with four straight wins, and they’re a feisty defensive team that loses in the underdog role by an average of just one point. Give me the Gators and the boatload of free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Florida Gators +9.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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