Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators Against The Spread Pick
- Updated: March 16, 2014
Time: 3 PM EST Sunday March 16, 2014, ESPN
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
The Kentucky Wildcats face the top-ranked Florida Gators in the SEC tournament final.
In their last games: In the SEC semifinals Florida beat Tennessee 56-49 and Kentucky beat Georgia 70-58.
In their win over Tennessee the Gators stormed back in the 2nd half outscoring the Volunteers by 14 points and for the game held Tennessee to a FG% of 41.3%.
In their win over Georgia Kentucky had 4 starters score in double figures and for the gam they shot a solid FG% of 51%. In the game the Wildcats hit 9 of their 16 3-pointers.
Florida won both match ups with Kentucky this season the most recent being a 84-65 home win.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 6 times.
Florida is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Kentucky.
This season Kentucky is 1-5 facing ranked opponents.
Florida has won their last 30 games facing unranked teams.
Point Spread: – Florida -6.5
Total Line: Off
Money Line: Wildcats Off / Gators Off
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Kentucky Wildcats: 24-9 SU 14-15-2 ATS
Florida Gators: 31-2 SU 16-12-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• UK is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• UK is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
• UK has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• FLA is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• FLA is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• FLA has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Kentucky Wildcats: 87.35
Florida Gators: 92.07
Key Player Injuries
[F] 03/15/2014 – Marcus Lee questionable Saturday vs. Georgia ( Illness )
[F] 12/21/2013 – Damontre Harris out for season ( Dismissed )
[G] 12/03/2013 – Eli Carter redshirt ( Leg )
[G] 11/20/2013 – Dillon Graham out for season ( Hip )
Point Spread Pick:
The Gators won both of the match-ups this season with the lowest margin being 10. As many of you know it is very difficult to beat an opponent 3 times in one season let alone cover the spread as a favorite in all 3. The Wildcats are a young team and can falter in the mental game, but they are playing exceptionally well in the conference tournament.
Take the Kentucky Wildcats +6.5.