Florida vs. Stanford Pick
Can No. 7 Florida handle covering a double-digit spread out west when it takes on Stanford tonight at 10PM ET in the PK80 Tournament?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida is favored on the road, as the Gators are getting odds of -12.5 points against the Cardinal. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 152 points. These two meet from Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. The contest will air live on ESPN2.
Florida is off to a 3-0 start to the season thanks to a 70-63 win over New Hampshire last weekend. The Gators are 2-1 against the spread on the season as they have yet to have a spread less than 25 points before today. Florida is putting up 98 points per game this season while allowing just 68.3 per game. Egor Koulechov is putting up 20 points and 8 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jalen Hudson is adding 18.3 points per contest.
Stanford is coming off a 96-72 loss at home to North Carolina. The Cardinal are 3-2 on the season and 1-4 against the spread. Stanford is putting up 74.6 points per game this season while allowing 72.8 points per contest. Reid Travis is averaging 21.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while Michael Humphrey is adding 12.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per contest.
Stanford won its last meeting with Florida, but that was back in 2002. Stanford comes into tonight just 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 against SEC opponents and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. Florida is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference contests and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against P-12 opponents. The public betting is siding heavily with Florida in this game and I think the Gators will grab the cover as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA -12.5
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