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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.

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Kentucky at Florida odds, spread and lines

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  • 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)

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Kentucky at Florida odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

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.

Over/Under

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.

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