|Tuesday College Basketball Kentucky vs. Florida Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:50|
Kentucky vs. Florida Free Pick
GAINESVILLE, FL (ATS Consultants)– The big battle in the SEC tonight will take place at Stephen C. O’Connell Center when No. 7 Florida hosts No. 25 Kentucky at 7:00PM ET. Which team will cover the spread?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Florida as a 10.5-point favorite versus Kentucky, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 134 points. The Wildcats enter tonight’s game with a 17-6 overall record and are 8-2 in the SEC, while the Gators are 19-3 overall and 9-1 in the SEC.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Gators opened as 11-point favorites but the spread has been bet down to 10.5 at most online sports books, while the total has stayed steady at 134.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Kentucky. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Florida. According to the latest college basketball trends, Kentucky is 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 games following a ATS loss,3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. Southeastern and 5-13-3 last 21 matchups on the Under bet on Tuesday. Florida is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games following a SU win of more than 20 points and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Kentucky has won five straight in this series and covered them three times with a loss and a push. Kentucky (17-6 SU, 8-12 ATS) has won five straight, including a 72-62 win over Auburn on Saturday giving 17 at home (135.5 total). Florida (19-3 SU, 12-7 ATS) defeated Mississippi State on Saturday, 83-58 at home as a 17-point favorite (128 total). They bounced back from an 80-69 loss to Arkansas the game before. This is a pivotal game for both squads but the more experienced Gators have won 11 of 12 games and have a one-game lead over the Wildcats. Florida is 11-0 at the O'Connell Center and has won its five SEC home contests by an average of 28.4 points. Junior center Patric Young (10.8 points, team-best 6.6 rebounds) anchors the middle. Senior guard Kenny Boynton averages a team-best 13.1 points with senior forward Erik Murphy (12.9) and senior guard Mike Rosario (12.5) close behind. Rosario has led the Gators in scoring the past two games with efforts of 15 and 18 points. It's all about the suffocating defense which will force Kentucky into turning the ball over at will.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: FLORIDA GATORS -10.5