Florida vs. Kansas State Prediction
No. 8 Florida (8-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) is coming off an 82-44 win over SE Louisiana on Wednesday. Kansas State (8-2 SU, 2-4 ATS) defeated Texas Southern on Tuesday, 78-69 at home. Florida will take on Kansas State on Saturday from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. at 8pmET.
LINE MOVEMENT: Florida opened as a 9-point favorite and remained there in most books. The total started at 126.5 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 70% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Florida. 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.
FREE PICK: Take Florida. According to latest college basketball trends, Florida is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a SU win of more than 20 points and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. Kansas St. is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
Florida is coming off a 82-43 win over SE Louisiana on Wednesday. Florida had outscored its first seven opponents by an average of 25.3 points before falling 65-64 at then-No. 8 Arizona last Saturday. The Gators enter this contest as one of the most dominant teams in the country with three blowout wins over NCAA tournament teams from a season ago and their only loss coming last Saturday at Arizona when they blew a six-point lead with 56 seconds remaining. Kansas State is looking to find its identity under first-year coach Bruce Weber. The Gators are second in the country in scoring defense – also rank ninth in field-goal defense. Guard Mike Rosario has hit eight of 14 3-point attempts and shooting 61.3 percent from the field en route to averaging 16.7 points. Kansas State may have more fans but that's about their only advantage.
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