Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats: January 9, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 9, 2021

The Florida Gators (5-2) host the Kentucky Wildcats (3-6) in a matchup of SEC teams at Exactech Arena, beginning at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The Gators are 4.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s point total is 141.

Betting Information

Florida vs Kentucky Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Florida -4.5 -113 -110 141 -108 -113 -205 165

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Computer picks for Florida vs Kentucky
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Florida (-4.5) Over (141) Florida 78 Kentucky 66

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Total Facts

  • The Gators and their opponents have put up more than 141 points in 85.7% of their outings this year (six of seven opportunities).
  • Kentucky and its opponents have added up to score at least 141 points in 33.3% of their games this season (three of nine opportunities).
  • The Gators and the Wildcats combine to average 7.8 more points per game than the total of 141 set for this game.
  • The Gators and the Wildcats have seen their opponents average a combined 1.6 less points per game than the over/under of 141 set for this matchup.
  • The average total the Gators have had set in games this season is 11.4 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Wildcats this season is 5.2 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Gators score 81.1 points per game, 13 more points than the 68.1 the Wildcats allow.
  • Florida is 3-0 against the spread and 5-2 overall when scoring more than 68.1 points.
  • When Kentucky allows more than 81.1 points, it is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall.
  • The Wildcats score just 3.6 fewer points than the Gators give up (71.3).
  • Kentucky has put together a 3-0 overall record and a 2-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 71.3 points.
  • Florida has a 4-2 record overall and an ATS record of 2-2 in games when its opponents put up more than 67.7 points.
  • The Gators have scored a total of 69 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.8 per game), while the Wildcats have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by four total points, -0.4 per game).

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Florida Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Gators have covered three times in five contests.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Gators have fared well against the spread, putting up a 2-0 record.
  • More often than not, Florida and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 4 of 5 chances this season.

Kentucky Betting Information

  • The Wildcats have a 3-5-1 record against the spread, covering in just 33.3% of their contests.
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Wildcats have a record ATS of 1-4.
  • Kentucky has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 22.2% of matchups this year (2 out of 9 contests).

Head to Head

Florida vs Kentucky (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Florida -2.5 137 -145 +120 Regular Season 71-70 UK
2/22/2020 Kentucky -5 138.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 65-59 UK
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-57 UK
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-54 UK

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Florida Leaders

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Gators is Tre Mann, who grabs 5.6 boards and distributes 4.3 assists per game to go with a 14.6 PPG scoring average.
  • Keyontae Johnson leads the Gators in scoring, averaging 16.0 per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Noah Locke leads the Gators in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Tyree Appleby is the Gators leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Scottie Lewis leads them in blocks with 1.7 per contest.

Kentucky Leaders

  • Brandon Boston Jr. averages 12.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Wildcats.
  • The Kentucky leaders in rebounding and assists are Isaiah Jackson with 7.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 5.3 points and 0.9 assists per game) and Davion Mintz with 2.9 assists per game (he also tacks on 10.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game).
  • Dontaie Allen leads his teammates on the Wildcats with 1.8 made threes per contest.
  • The Wildcats’ leader in steals is Boston with 1.2 per game, and Jackson is their leader in blocks with 2.7 per game.
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