Vanderbilt vs. Florida Prediction
Following their latest loss, is No. 19 Florida a good bet to cover against Vanderbilt when the SEC foes clash at 12:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Gators are now 13-point home favorites versus the Commodores while the over/under currently sits at 143.5 points. While the total didn't move off the original number, the spread has jumped from Florida -12 up to -13.
Vanderbilt has lost four consecutive games, all in conference, to fall to 2-4 in SEC play. The Commodores' latest loss came at Georgia in a 76-68 defeat in which Yante Maten scored 21 points and Juwan Parker added 17 points for the Bulldogs. Luke Kornet scored 19 points to lead Vandy.
Florida rattled off seven consecutive wins until falling 57-53 to No. 24 South Carolina on Wednesday night. Sindarius Thornwell scored 15 of 20 points in the second half for the Gamecocks, who played outstanding defense versus the Gators. Canyon Barry scored 13 points to pace the Gators, shooting four-of-13 from the field.
OUR PREDICTION: The Gators are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games as a favorite, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a loss, and are 8-2 at the betting window in their last 10 games as a home favorite. They're also 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games and are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite of 13 or greater points. The Commodores, meanwhile, are 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games as a road underdog.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: FLORIDA GATORS -13