Arkansas vs. Florida Pick
Following a big loss this past weekend, will No. 12 Florida bounce back tonight when it hosts Arkansas at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Florida is favored at home, as the Gators are getting odds of -11 points against Arkansas. The over/under total for the game is listed at 154.5 points. Florida has won six straight in this series, including an 81-72 win at Arkansas on Dec. 29. The Gators have covered the spread in the last two meetings.
Florida had its long win streak snapped this weekend in a 76-66 loss at Kentucky. The Gators are now 23-6 overall and 13-3 in the SEC. Florida is 16-11 against the spread this season and is averaging 79.1 points per game on offense while giving up 66.2 on defense. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 14 points per game to lead the team while Canyon Barry is adding 12.3 points per contest.
Arkansas comes into today on a five-game winning streak to improve to 22-7 on the season and 11-5 in the SEC. The Razorbacks have covered the spread in all five wins to move to 15-12 against the spread on the season. Arkansas is averaging 81 points per game on offense while allowing 74.3 on defense. When on the road, Arkansas is averaging just 74.6 on offense and giving up 78.6 on defense. Dusty Hannahs is averaging 14.7 points per game to lead the team while Moses Kingsley is adding 11.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
Florida has typically been good at bouncing back from the loss. After a loss to Gonzaga, the Gators beat Miami by 9. After a loss at Florida State, it bounced back with an 87-46 win over Charlotte. Following a loss to Vandy at home, it beat LSU 106-71. While Arkansas is hot right now, the Razorbacks have been able to beat up on mostly poor SEC teams. I don’t see them being able to continue their strong play today against a good defense like Florida.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA -11