Kentucky vs Florida Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

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The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Florida Gators Betting Preview

The Florida Gators are averaging 71.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Colin Castleton is averaging 15.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Will Richard is averaging 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Kowacie Reeves is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Kyle Lofton is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

The Kentucky Wildcats Betting Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 75.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.5 points and 13.6 rebounds, while Antonio Reeves is averaging 13.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jacob Toppin is the third double-digit scorer and Cason Wallace is dishing 3.6 assists. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.

The Gators are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 13-3 in Gators last 16 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Kentucky Wildcats are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but they've had issues covering numbers at home all year. Florida is playing its best ball of the season while playing elite level defense and just beat Tennessee a few days ago. This has the potential to be a close game late. I want the points in my pocket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Florida Gators +5.5