Florida vs. Alabama Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Wednesday, Feb. 21

Jan 31, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Florida Gators forward Tyrese Samuel (4) celebrates with guard Walter Clayton Jr. (1) during overtime against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.
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We have your Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Florida Gators hit the road to face the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The Florida Gators (18-7) are set to face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide (18-7) in a high-stakes SEC showdown. With both teams sharing identical records and riding winning streaks, this matchup at Coleman Coliseum is poised to be a battle for conference supremacy.

Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Odds Info

Moneyline: Florida Gators +300 (DraftKings) / Alabama Crimson Tide -380 (DraftKings)

Spread: -8.0 – Florida Gators -105 (DraftKings) / Alabama Crimson Tide -115 (DraftKings)

Total: 174.0 – -110 (DraftKings) / -110 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Coleman Coliseum – Tuscaloosa, AL


Florida Gators Betting Trends

  • On the road, Florida Gators are 3 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Florida Gators are 13 and 12.
  • Against the spread on the road, Florida Gators are 6 and 3.

Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends

  • At home, Alabama Crimson Tide are 12 and 1 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Alabama Crimson Tide are 16 and 8.
  • Against the spread at home, Alabama Crimson Tide are 12 and 2.

Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Predictions

The upcoming clash between the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide is more than just a regular conference game; it’s a contest that could have significant implications on the SEC standings. The Gators, on a two-game winning streak, boast one of the most potent offenses in the nation, averaging 84.8 points per game, which ranks 12th overall. They rely heavily on their rebounding prowess, leading the conference with an average of 44.2 rebounds per game. Florida’s forward Tyrese Samuel, averaging 7.9 rebounds per game, will be a key player to watch as he matches up against Alabama’s defense.

Alabama, on a four-game winning streak, is not to be outdone, with an offense that’s tied for second in the nation, scoring 90.7 points per game. Guard Mark Sears, leading the team with 20.6 points per game, has been a consistent threat and will be a focal point for the Gators’ defense. The Crimson Tide also excels from beyond the arc, ranking third with 296 three-point field goals made. Their shooting prowess will test Florida’s perimeter defense, which has been vulnerable this season.

Defensively, both teams have had their struggles, which suggests that this game could turn into a high-scoring affair. Alabama’s defense allows an average of 76.8 points per game, while Florida’s is not far behind, allowing 77.3 points per game. The key matchup to watch will be how Alabama’s interior defense contends with Florida’s aggressive rebounding. With both teams looking to maintain their momentum and secure a vital conference win, fans can expect an intense and competitive game filled with strategic plays and standout performances.

Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Pick

Given the high total line set at 174.0 points, the under is the more compelling pick for this SEC showdown. While both the Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide have high-scoring offenses, recent trends suggest a tilt towards a lower-scoring affair than the line suggests. The Gators have seen the under hit in 7 of their last 10 games, indicating a trend towards tighter, more defensive contests. Additionally, despite Alabama’s offensive prowess, the under has been the result in 3 of their last 5 home games, suggesting that even in the comfort of Coleman Coliseum, they are not always involved in shootouts.

Moreover, with both teams aware of the stakes in this matchup, a more cautious and strategic approach could be employed, leading to fewer fast-break opportunities and more half-court sets. The pressure of the occasion, combined with the defensive adjustments both teams are likely to make to counter each other’s offensive strengths, supports the prediction of a total score that falls under the 174.0-point threshold. Therefore, despite the potential for an offensive spectacle, the under is the prudent pick for this encounter.

The Pick: Under 174.0 -110 (DraftKings)