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Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Predictions, Picks, Odds and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – January 20, 2018

Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats Predictions, Picks, Odds and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – January 20, 2018

An intriguing matchup between two SEC rivals will happen this Saturday in Lexington, as the Florida Gators look to embarrass the Kentucky Wildcats right in front of the latter’s home crowd. Whose side are you on? Read on for a preview of this game below. Register to bet and wager with your pick.

Betting Preview for the Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats NCAA Basketball Game on January 20 2018

Where: Rupp Arena

When: Saturday, January 20 8:15 PM EST

Line: Florida Gators (n/a) vs Kentucky Wildcats (n/a) –view all NCAA Basketball lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN

Betting on the Florida Gators (13-5)

Florida is much scarier to face whenever KeVaughn Allen is out of a slump. After a string of bad games, Allen finally broke out of a rut, and scored 28 points during Florida’s 88-73 win at home against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday. Allen went 8-for-12 from the floor and was near flawless from deep with a 6-for-7 line on his three-pointers. It’s a nice momentum builder for Allen heading into a showdown with Kentucky in Lexington. Allen scored 12 and 24 points in two games against Kentucky last season with the latter performance having occurred in Rupp Arena. The Gators were already scoring well even with Allen’s sour stretch of single-digit scoring, as they are currently averaging 81.6 points per game, so just imagine how much more they do on offense with Allen’s touch back.

The Gators are 2-1 SU and ATS in their last three road games.

Betting on the Kentucky Wildcats (14-3)

No. 18 Kentucky suffered yet another bad loss last Tuesday, falling prey to unranked South Carolina on the road, 76-68. The Wildcats simply committed too many turnovers with 16 as against the Gamecocks’ nine. But apart from being more careful with the leather, the Wildcats will also have to learn better selection. They shot a horrid 1-of-11 from the three-point area against South Carolina. Obviously the Gamecocks scouted Kentucky well, as they baited the Wildcats to take long-range shots knowing that their opponents are just 154th in the nation wiht a 35.0 percent success rate on three-pointers. The Wildcats have to force the issue inside against Florida like they always do. Kentucky is seventh in the nation in free-throw attempts with 25.6, making 17.3 of them.

Kentucky is also 16-0 SU and 6-10 ATS in their last 16 games as the home team.

Writer’s Prediction:

Florida wins, 77-73.



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Written by Richmond

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