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College Basketball Picks: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 7, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators

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    The Florida Gators have compiled a 10-7 straight-up record at home against the Kentucky Wildcats under head coach Billy Donovan, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Saturday, as the two teams prepare to face off at the O'Connell Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Gators are nine-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total available in the market.

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

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Kentucky Wildcats

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    The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-2 straight up and 0-4 against the spread over their last four games, as they attempt to build off a 55-48 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide as 12.5-point home favorites Tuesday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Wildcats have tallied 15 or more offensive rebounds in 18 of 30 games this season.

Florida Gators

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    The Florida Gators have won a school-record 22 straight games, including a 72-46 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks as 12-point road favorites Tuesday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Gators are 0-5 against the spread in their last five contests following a win of 20 or more points.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their college basketball picks, as the UNDER is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in this rivalry.

    Pick: Under 

     

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