Albany vs. Florida Odds
Florida earned the top overall seed by going unbeaten in the SEC and racking up a 32-2 overall record. Albany advanced to this game with a win in the First Four. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Florida is the clear favorite to win, as the Gators have odds of -21.5 points against Albany. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 121 points (View Matchup). These two last met in 2005, with Florida picking up an 83-64 victory.
Florida went 16-13-1 against the spread during the season and hit the under in 20 of 30 lined games. The Gators are on a roll unlike most, winning 26 straight games entering the NCAA Tournament. Florida has the third-ranked defense in the country, allowing only 57.9 points per game during the season while holding opponents to just 39.9 percent shooting. Offensively, Florida could be better. It averages 70.7 points per game. The Gators are led by Casey Prather, who averages 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
Albany is now 4-0 against the spread and has hit the over in 3 of its 4 lined games. Albany picked up a 71-64 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday night to reach this game. The Great Danes shot 57.4 percent from the floor and held a 42-23 rebounding edge on the Mountaineers in the win. Albany was led by D.J. Evans, who had 22 points and nine rebounds, while Peter Hooley added 20 points and three assists.
These two will face off in the second round of the South Region, today at 4:10PM ET on TBS. The game will be held from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.