It’s the big one in prime time from the SEC conference as the Florida Gators put up their long winning streak as they travel to play the Kentucky Wildcats from NCAA college basketball scheduled for Saturday February 15th. The Gators and Wildcats will get started from Kentucky at 9PM Eastern Time and you can watch all of the action live over ESPN TV. Check out the college basketball odds listed now at Bovada sportsbook.
The point spread odds listed at the major outlets have the home side Kentucky Wildcats favored by in this game by -2 ½ points with a total lined at 130 points. Money line bettors who would like to avoid the point spread and just bet Kentucky straight up in this game will lay -145 odds while the return on the Florida Gators on a money line bet is +125 odds.
Saturday home prime time games are so difficult for road teams in college basketball. The crowds are up big and the emotion is very high in the arena. Florida is on back to back road games in this spot and they did have some trouble with Tennessee before pulling away 67-58. Tennessee is no Kentucky. This series has been dominated by the home team. Kentucky has won five straight home games when facing the Florida Gators Florida has had issues gaining distance on the road against SEC teams with close wins at Arkansas as they needed overtime, Auburn and Alabama. There really hasn’t been a major road test since their games at Connecticut and at Wisconsin that all resulted in straight up defeats. Kentucky has a strong home court as they enter play facing Florida with a 14-0 straight up mark. The Wildcats will be up and fired up for this national television game as the soon to be NBA players on the Kentucky roster know that there will be scouts from the 30 NBA teams with eyes on them in this 9PM Eastern Time start. With the NBA on All Star break no doubt many TV’s and conversation will be about this game tonight. Kentucky defends well. They are 24th in field goal defense and 21st in three point field goal defense. It’s hard to score on Kentucky as they allow just 39.5% shooting.
With our college basketball pick on Saturday we will play on the Kentucky Wildcats -2 ½ points against the Florida Gators with sportsbook betting.