Kentucky vs. Florida odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 9 predictions from proven model – CBS Sports

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The Florida Gators and the Kentucky Wildcats will face off in an SEC clash at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Florida is 5-2 overall and 2-0 at home, while UK is 3-6 overall and 1-1 on the road. The Wildcats have won their last four games against the Gators and have covered in three of those four head-to-head matchups.

However, Kentucky is just 4-5 against the spread this season, while Florida is 4-3 against the number so far. The Gators are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Florida vs. Kentucky odds from William Hill Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 139.5. Before entering any Kentucky vs. Florida picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Florida vs. Kentucky. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Kentucky vs. Florida:

  • Florida vs. Kentucky spread: Florida -4.5
  • Florida vs. Kentucky over-under: 139.5 points
Latest Odds: Florida Gators -4.5

What you need to know about Florida

The Gators took a tough 86-71 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide when they played on Tuesday. Florida shot just 39.7 percent from the floor as a team and allowed Alabama to pull down 38.7 percent of available offensive rebounds. Colin Castleton was a bright spot in the defeat with 13 points and eight rebounds.

With Keyontae Johnson sidelined following his scary collapse on the court last month, Tre Mann leads the Gators in scoring (14.6), rebounding (5.6) and assists (4.3) per game. Mann is shooting 44.8 percent from the 3-point line and has reached double-figures in scoring six times in seven games.

What you need to know about Kentucky

Meanwhile, UK came out on top in a nail-biter against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday, sneaking past 77-74. Kentucky’s forward Olivier Sarr was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 24 points along with seven boards. Sarr (11.3 ppg), Brandon Boston (12.8 ppg), Davion Mintz (10.0 ppg) and Terrence Clarke (10.7 ppg) are all averaging double-figures in scoring and give Kentucky some scoring versatility.

How to make Florida vs. Kentucky picks

The model has simulated Florida vs. Kentucky 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Florida vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread hits over 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.  

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