The Auburn Tigers and Florida Gators prepare to battle on Saturday.
The Best Bets for Saturday, February 19th
The No. 2 Auburn Tigers (24-2) travel to Florida to take on the Gators (16-10) on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers are on the verge of the No.1 spot in college basketball as they continue to play at an elite level. They are fresh off of a 94-80 victory over Vanderbilt and will look to add another victory to the win column against the Gators.
Florida has dropped two consecutive games after winning four contests in a row. The Gators most recently lost against Texas A&M on Tuesday in a thrilling 56-55 final.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. EST at O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, February 19th.
NCAAB – Auburn Tigers at Florida Gators Betting Trends
- Auburn is 18-7-1 ATS this season.
- The Tigers are 15-7-1 ATS following a victory.
- They are 3-5 ATS on the road.
- Auburn is 17-6-1 ATS as a favorite.
- The Tigers are 2-5 ATS as a road favorite.
- They have a 15-11 over/under record.
- Florida is 12-14 ATS this year.
- The Gators are 2-4 ATS when facing ranked opponents.
- They are 4-5 ATS after a loss.
- Florida is 8-6 ATS at their home arena.
- The Gators are 2-2 ATS as an underdog.
- They are 1-0 ATS as a home underdog.
- Florida owns an over/under record of 10-15-1.
Florida has played fairly well this season but suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Aggies this past week. Texas A&M narrowly pulled out a one-point victory at home over the Gators in the contest.
Colin Castleton did everything he could with 15 points and 15 rebounds in the loss for Florida. The forward added two blocks for good measure as well. Myreon Jones also contributed 10 points in the game.
Overall, it was a difficult shooting night for the Gators. Florida mustered just a 28.8 field goal percentage and 23.3 three-point percentage. They took a ton of shots but could seemingly get very little to fall.
Florida was also only able to dish out 12 assists compared to 14 turnovers for the game.
But they have played well as of late despite dropping their past couple of games, and the Gators will look to pull off the home upset on Saturday against an extremely talented Tigers squad.
Auburn got the job done against Vanderbilt in their last matchup.
They were led by an outstanding 31 point outing from Jabari Smith. Smith has established himself as one of the best college basketball players this season, and his stock is on a continuous rise.
Walker Kessler added 22 points, seven rebounds, and a jaw-dropping seven blocks as well in the win.
The Tigers were feeling it from the field all game long, as they shot 58.5 percent from the field and an even 50 percent from deep against the Commodores. Their shooting efficiency helped them overcome a disappointing amount of turnovers with 17. Auburn was able to win both the rebound and assist battle in the game, which helped lead to their 94 total points.
Auburn is going to give their all in each game, moving forward as they approach the No. 1 spot in the nation. Expect the Tigers to put on a show in Florida on Saturday.
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The Tigers enter play as the narrow road favorites. Florida is a talented team but has displayed difficulty closing out games late. Meanwhile, Auburn finds ways to emerge victorious on a consistent basis.
The Gators are more than capable of upsetting the odds at home, but it will take one of their best efforts of the season to do so. They need to find a more efficient brand of offense while holding their own on the defensive side of the ball.
How To Bet On: Auburn Tigers at Florida Gators NCAAB Betting lines
This has the potential to be a very exciting game. Auburn is one of the best teams in the nation, but Florida is a solid team, especially at their home arena.
The motivation to advance to the one seed should be more than enough for the Tigers to earn the victory on Saturday. But the Gators should be able to keep this game competitive throughout.
OBS Betting Picks for Auburn Tigers at Florida Gators NCAAB
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- Texas Tech +3.5
- Texas -3.5
Pick: Texas -3.5
Texas should be able to cover the spread at home in what should be an entertaining contest between these two Texas squads.
- Mississippi -3
- Georgia +3
Pick: Mississippi -3
I like taking Mississippi in this game since many bettors may be worried about rolling with the road favorite in this matchup. But Mississippi should be able to win and cover on Saturday.
- Oklahoma +2
- Iowa State -2
Pick: Oklahoma +2
Our first upset pick belongs to Oklahoma. They are listed as the underdogs since they are on the road, but this is an underrated team capable of pulling off the upset.
- Iowa +5
- Ohio State -5
Pick: Ohio State -5
Ohio State makes for a comfortable favorite selection on Saturday. If you are looking for a safety pick, roll with the Buckeyes at home.
- California Baptist +7.5
- Seattle U -7.5
Pick: California Baptist +7.5 (spread only)
In a battle between a couple of smaller schools, Cal Baptist is listed as a 7.5 point underdog. However, I believe they can cover that spread. But in the end, I would still place my moneyline bet on Seattle U to earn the victory at home.