Kentucky at Florida odds, picks and prediction

The sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (24-6, 13-4 SEC) visit the Florida Gators (19-11, 9-8) Saturday at Exactech Arena at Stephen O’Connell Center in Gainesville. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET (CBS). Below, we look at the Kentucky vs. Florida odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Wildcats managed to win just three of their past five games, while going 1-3-1 against the spread (ATS). Kentucky heads into this one looking to maintain its mastery of Florida. The Wildcats won 78-57 in the most recent meeting Feb. 12 in Lexington.

The Gators are a very ordinary 3-3 SU/ATS across the past six outings, although they are coming off back-to-back wins and covers at Georgia (Feb. 26) and at Vanderbilt (Tuesday). Florida’s last home game was an 82-74 loss to now-No. 15 Arkansas Feb. 22.

Rankings courtesy of the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

Kentucky at Florida odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 4:20 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Kentucky -230 (bet $230 to win $100) | Florida +180 (bet $100 to win $180)
  • Against the spread: Kentucky -4.5 (-122) | Florida +4.5 (-102)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 141.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Exclusive USA TODAY Network offer: Deposit $10 or more, get $200 in instant bet credits at Tipico Sportsbook! New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see for Terms and Conditions. Place your legal, online sports bets at Tipico. Let’s make this interesting. Bet now!

Kentucky at Florida odds, lines, picks and predictions


Kentucky 75, Florida 64

Money line

Kentucky (-230) is a little on the expensive side, costing nearly two and a half times your potential return.

PASS, and look to the spread.

Against the spread

KENTUCKY -4.5 (-122) will cost a little extra juice, but it’s worth the money. The Wildcats have dominated this series, winning six of the past seven meetings, and going 4-1 ATS across the past five encounters.

While the Wildcats have struggled against the number lately, UK is 4-0-1 ATS across the past five games following a non-cover. Plus, Florida is 1-4 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning record.


The UNDER 141.5 (-110) is the play based on the series trends.

The Under has cashed in three straight meetings, six of the past seven and eight of the previous 10 head-to-head battles between these rivals.

The Under is 7-3 in the past 10 on the road for UK, and 6-1 in the past seven against winning teams. For Florida, the Under has cashed in four of the past five against winning sides.

Bet legally online with a trusted partner: Tipico Sportsbook, Sportsbook Wire’s official sportsbook partner in CO, NJ and soon IA. Bet now!

If you’re looking for more sports betting picks and tips, access all of our content at and BetFTW. Please gamble responsibly.

Follow Kevin J. Erickson on Twitter. Follow SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

College sports coverage from USA TODAY Sports Media Group:

Alabama / Arkansas / Auburn / Colorado / Florida / Georgia / LSU / Michigan / Michigan State / North Carolina / Notre Dame / Ohio State / Oklahoma / Oregon / Penn State / Rutgers / Tennessee / Texas / USC / Wisconsin / College Football News

Gannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services. Tipico has no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. See for Terms and Conditions. 21+ only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA).

More Stories

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers odds, tips and betting trends | May 25

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels (27-17) are hosting the Texas Rangers (18-23), at 9:38 PM ET. The Angels have won three in a row.The Rangers are an underdog (+144 on the moneyline) when they visit the Angels (-168). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Los Angeles Angels looking to Reid Detmers (2-1), and Glenn Otto (1-2) taking the ball for the Texas Rangers.Yesterday, the Angels claimed a 5-3 win over the Rangers, with Noah Syndergaard (8.0 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 5 K) registering the win for the Angels. Jared Walsh finished...

Read the full article

From The Web Ads by Zergnet

San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers odds, tips and betting trends | May 25

On Wednesday, the San Diego Padres (28-15) are hosting the Milwaukee Brewers (27-16), at 4:10 PM ET, in the final game of a three-game set.The Brewers are an away underdog (+108) against the Padres (-128). The San Diego Padres will give the start to Yu Darvish (4-1, 3.49 ERA) looking for win No. 5 on the season, and the Brewers will counter with Aaron Ashby (0-3, 3.49).These clubs play again after the Brewers' 4-1 victory over the Padres yesterday. Corbin Burnes (6.0 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 5 K) picked up the win for the Brewers. Michael Brosseau went...

Read the full article

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics odds, tips and betting trends | May 25

On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics (18-27) are visiting the Seattle Mariners (18-26), at 4:10 PM ET, in the final game of a three-game set.The Athletics (+142 underdog on the moneyline) are away versus the Mariners (-165). The Mariners will start Robbie Ray (4-4) versus the Athletics and Paul Blackburn (4-0).Sam Moll (1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K) registered a win in the Athletics' 7-5 victory over the Mariners yesterday. Jed Lowrie led the way offensively, going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Anthony Misiewicz (1.0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 K) was...

Read the full article
More NCAA college basketball