Northwestern St. vs. Florida Odds

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AUSTIN, TX (TheSpread) – Florida looks to get the NCAA Tournament off to a good start on Friday when it meets Northwestern State at 7:27PM ET.

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This game will be played from Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin, Texas and is part of the South Region with Florida as the third seed and Northwestern State the 14th seed. (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida is the heavy favorite in this game, as the Gators have odds of -20.5 points against Northwestern State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 141 points. The spread also opened at 20.5 points, but fell as low as 19 before climbing back to Florida -20.5.

Florida is an at-large bid out of the SEC. The Gators are 26-7 overall and went 14-4 in conference play, winning the regular season title. The Gators are ninth in the current RPI rankings and they have a 5-4 record against RPI top 50 opponents. Florida was 4-2 on a neutral court this season and it has a 16-14 record against the spread.

Northwestern State is the tournament champion out of the Southland Conference. The Demons are 23-8 overall on the season and went 15-3 in conference play, finishing second in the regular season. Northwestern State is 81st in the current RPI rankings and it went 0-1 against RPI top 50 programs this season. The Demons were 2-0 on a neutral floor and just 1-2 against the spread in three lined games this season.

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2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – Northwestern State vs. Florida

847 Northwestern State +20.5 Over 141

848 Florida -20.5 Under 141

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