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College Basketball Picks: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 14, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators

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    The Florida Gators have won 24 consecutive home games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to face the Georgia Bulldogs at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Gators are 13.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 128.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Georgia Bulldogs

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    The Georgia Bulldogs have won back-to-back games, including a 66-58 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide as 2.5-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Bulldogs are 0-6 straight up and 2-4 against the spread as road underdogs of 12.5 or more points the last two-plus seasons.

Florida Gators

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    The Florida Gators have won seven games in a row, including a 84-82 overtime victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks as 3.5-point road underdogs last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the program has compiled a 17-1 straight-up and 13-5 against-the-spread record in January.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Florida Gators, as the home team has covered the number in eight of the last 10 meetings in this series.

    College Basketball Pick: Florida Gators -13.5 


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