Virginia vs. Florida Prediction

Will Florida advance to Sweet 16 with win vs. Virginia? 3/18/17

Will Florida advance to the Sweet 16 with a win over Virginia tonight at 8:40PM ET in the second round of the tournament?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Gators are now 2-point favorites versus the Cavaliers after opening as a 1.5-pooint favorite. As for the total, the number currently sits at 126, down from the opening number of 127.5.

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Virginia reached the second-round of the NCAA tournament with a 76-71 win over UNC-Wilmington on Thursday afternoon. The Cavaliers failed to cover as a 7.5-point favorite and are now 0-2 against the spread over their last two games. That said, they're still 4-2 against the number over their last six contests.

Florida lost back-to-back games entering the NCAA tournament but breezed past first-round opponent East Tennessee State 80-65 on Thursday. The Gators were up only one point at halftime but came out in the second half and dominated a sloppy Buccaneers squad. Florida easily covered as a 10-point favorite in the game.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Gators are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, have covered in five of their last six neutral site games and are 9-2 against the number in their last 11 games as a favorite of between 0.5 and 6.5 points. They've also been a great play in the NCAA tournament, covering in 21 of their last 31 tournament games, going 19-9 at the betting window in their last 28 tournament games when they're favored, and covering in 10 of their last 13 tournament games when favored between 0.5 and 6.5 points.



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