The Florida Gators will look to net a Quadrant 1 win this coming Saturday in Morgantown, as they pay the No. 11 West Virginia Mountaineers a visit. Which team wins this SEC-Big 12 challenge game? Check out our preview of this marque showdown below.
Betting Preview for the Florida Gators vs West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA College Basketball Game on January 30 2021
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV
When: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TBA
Betting on the Florida Gators (odds)
Record: 8-4 Overall / 5-3 Conference
The Gators are set to face the Vanderbilt Commodores this Wednesday in Gainesville before traveling to Morgantown to face West Virginia. In their most recent outing, the Gators took down the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Jan. 23, 92-84. The Gators are 3-1 straight up in their last four games, with the lone loss over that stretch coming at the hands of the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Jan. 16 on the road, 72-69. Florida was smoking hot from the field in the win over Georgia, as the Gators shot 56.9 percent from the field. Florida is averaging 77.8 points per game while allowing 70.2 points per contest. Tre Mann led the team with 24 points, while all the other four starters for the Gators scored in double digits as well. Florida has a tough interior defense thanks to its great rim protection. The Gators are eighth in the nation with a 15.4 block percentage and fourth with 6.0 blocks per contest.
Florida is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 road games.
Betting on the West Virginia Mountaineers (odds)
Record: 11-4 Overall / 4-3 Conference
West Virginia is coming off an exhilarating 88-87 win over the No. 10 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Jan. 25 at home. That’s the Mountaineers’ second win in a row and third in four games, with the lone loss over the stretch coming at the hands of the Texas Longhorns in Austin on Jan 19., 72-70. West Virginia made 57.7 percent from the field against Texas Tech and hit 12 of 19 3-pointers. The three-ball has been a huge weapon for West Virginia of late. The Mountaineers have hit 20 of their 39 3-point attempts over their last two games. West Virginia is capable of winning a shootout, and it has done so against even a tough defensive team like Texas Tech. The Mountaineers are 74th in the nation with 75.4 points per game average and 16th in adjusted offensive efficiency with 114.2 points per 100 possessions.
The over is 2-o in West Virginia’s last two games at home.
West Virginia wins, 75-71.
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