Wednesday college basketball odds: Georgia at No. 11 Florida
The Florida Gators look like the team to beat right now in the SEC and UF opens conference play on Wednesday night by hosting a Georgia team that is expected to be one of the league’s worst – bet on the game at WagerWeb.com.
Florida has won two straight. The Gators won at Yale 79-58 on Sunday. Senior guard Kenny Boynton matched his career high with 28 points on 8-for-10 shooting from 3-point range and Florida used a 26-3 run spanning the halves. Boynton, a 34 percent 3-point shooter for his career, had been struggling mightily recently. He was 7 for 39 from beyond the arc over his last six games. He was 1 for 2 at halftime from behind the 3-point line against Yale. That all changed in the second half. Boynton made 7 of 9 3-point attempts in the second half. Will Yeguette had 14 points and nine rebounds and Mike Rosario added 13 points for the Gators (10-2), whose losses were to No. 3 Arizona and No. 25 Kansas State. The Gators shot 60 percent from the field for the game (30 for 50), including 9 of 17 from 3-point range.
Georgia has won four straight since starting 2-7. The Bulldogs beat George Washington 52-41 on Friday. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Nemanja Djurisic each scored 17 points and John Florveus pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Bulldogs (6-7) overcome a season-high 25 turnovers. The Bulldogs were just 4-for-11 on free-throw attempts before Caldwell-Pope and Djurisic combined to hit Georgia’s last six.
Florida leads the all-time series against Georgia, 106-97. The Gators have more wins against the Bulldogs than any other team. The Gators are 13-2 at home and 23-8 overall against the Bulldogs under head coach Billy Donovan. Florida has won 15 of the last 18 meetings, including 11 straight from 2004 through 2009. UF has won 10 consecutive home games in the series. UF is 11-5 in its SEC openers under Donovan, including wins over Georgia in 2006 and 2007. The Gators are 7-0 in SEC openers played at the O’Connell Center. Florida is 14-2 in its ﬁrst home SEC game of the season under Donovan, including last season’s 70-48 win over Georgia on Jan. 10, 2012.
WagerWeb.com trends: Over is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings. Home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida. Bulldogs are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings. Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Florida.