The Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the Florida Gators in a SEC clash on Saturday afternoon. The Gators are 14-12 for the season and currently sit in the seventh spot in the conference standings. The Razorbacks are 17-9 for the season and sit in the ninth spot in the SEC standings. This will be the first meeting between the two programs this season. Florida is in a must-win situation to keep its hopes of making the NCAA tournament alive.
Florida vs Arkansas (SEC) Betting Odds
|Florida Gators||+300||+8.5 (-110)||Over 139 (-110)|
|Arkansas Razorbacks||-380||-8.5 (-110)||Under 139 (-110)|
Florida vs Arkansas Match Details
Fixture: Florida Gators at Arkansas Razorbacks
Date and Time: Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM ET
Venue: BUd Walton Arena, Fayetteville, AK
Florida vs Arkansas Key Stats
The Razorbacks are 3-2 in their last five games and have covered the spread in two of those contests. In their most recent loss to the Aggies, Davonte Davis scored 14 points while Makhi Mitchell scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds as rest of the roster struggled to make an impact on the game. Arkansas’s defensive stats have been better than their offensive ones.
Arkansas is averaging 73.8 points on 47.7% shooting while giving up 65.6 points on 41.2% shooting. They are shooting 30.6% from the three-point line and 69.8% from the charity stripe. The Razorbacks are restricting their opponents to 32.6% from beyond the arc and 69.8% from the free-throw line. Anthony Black is averaging 4.3 apg and 1.9 spg while Makhel Miitchell is averaging 1.9 blocks and 66.7% FG percentage.
The Gators are 2-3 in their last five games and have covered the spread two of those contests. In their most recent win against the Ole Miss Rebels, Myreon Jones scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Will Richard scored 13 points and grabbed three rebounds as the rest of the unit too stepped up to the task. Florida has suffered on the offense and have only played slightly better at the defensive end of the court.
Florida is averaging 71.8 ppg on 43.8% shooting while giving up 66.9 points on 40.2% shooting. They are shooting 32.3% from the perimeter and 73% from the free-throw line. They are restricting their opponents to only 32.6% from the three-point line and 70.2% from the charity stripe. Colin Castleton is averaging 16 ppg, 7.7rpg, and three bpg while Kyle Lofton Leads the charge in assists and steals per game this season.
Arkansas vs Florida (SEC) Betting Prediction
The Gators have all to play for as they need to win today. Florida will look to run the game at a high tempo and defend their perimeter well. 8.5 point spread is not that huge for the Gators to falter in this one, and they should be able to ascertain their dominance as the visiting team tonight. Take Florida to cover the spread in this one.
Pick: Florida Gators +8.5 (-110)