Kentucky at Florida - 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Kentucky at Florida - 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators (19-11) vs Kentucky Wildcats (24-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Stephen C. O'Connell Center)

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The Kentucky Wildcats will travel to play the Florida Gators in a SEC game on Saturday.

The Kentucky Wildcats are 24-6 (13-4) this season and have won three of their last four games. Kentucky is coming off of a win against Ole Miss by a score of 83-72. Kentucky shot 60% from the field and was +6 in rebounding margin in the win. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Wildcats with 18 points and 15 rebounds in the game. Kentucky is averaging 80.4 points per game and is giving up 65.8 points per game against, while also averaging 40.5 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.9 points per game and 15.3 rebounds per game, while TyTy Washington Jr. is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4 assists per game for the Wildcats. Kentucky is shooting 48.8% on field goals, 73% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers.

The Florida Gators are 19-11 (9-8) this season and have also won three of their last four games. Florida defeated Vanderbilt by a score of 82-78 in their last game. Florida shot 51.7% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Colin Castleton led the Gators with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Florida is averaging 70.7 points per game and is giving up 65.4 points per game against, while also averaging 33.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Colin Castleton is averaging 16.1 points per game and 9 rebounds per game, while Tyree Appelby is averaging 11.4 points per game and 3.8 assists per game for the Gators. Florida is shooting 42.9% on field goals, 73.7% on free throws, and 31.6% on three pointers.

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Kentucky is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 7-3 in Kentucky’s last 10 road games. Florida is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win. The under is 8-3 in Florida’s last 11 Saturday games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 head to head meetings.

Florida comes into this game battling for a spot in the NCAA Tournament and has a great chance to get a win against a top-10 team here. Kentucky averages over 80 points per game and shoots the ball just under 49% from the field. Kentucky is the better team in this matchup and the only thing that could possibly save Florida is their desperation. That will not be enough here, the Wildcats will win.

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David’s Pick Kentucky -4.5

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