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Florida vs. Nevada Basketball Betting Odds (First Round NCAA Tournament)

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Florida vs. Nevada Basketball

Now that the college basketball betting postseason has at last reached the national tournament, NCAA sports betting fans are eager to sink their teeth into some riveting action. Thankfully contests such as this Thursday’s Florida vs. Nevada Basketball pairing should fit the bill. The Gators are coming off an alright season and will be vying to derail Nevada’s success this time around. So what kind of matchup can we expect on the court this Thursday? Let’s check up on this week’s March Madness betting odds to find out.

Florida vs. Nevada Basketball – Thursday, March 21st    

When: 6:50 pm ET

Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Indiana

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Florida +2½ (-110) 131½ (-110) +115
Nevada -2½ (-110) 131½ (-110) -135
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Florida Gators          

The Gators swim into this March Madness betting contest sporting a 19-15 record on the year. Seeing that the program posted a 9-9 record in SEC play this season, it’s safe to say they didn’t have the best of seasons. Nevertheless, Florida still managed to sneak into the national tournament, so there’s something to be said about that. And so in the conference tournament, Florida made a decent push to the semifinal round. To clarify, there they would be eliminated at the hands of the Auburn Tigers 62-65. Notwithstanding that loss, Florida still delivered a valiant performance. Now they just need to show up equally like they did in the SEC Tournament.

So how do they measure up against Nevada? They don’t have much history so we’ll have to size this up off the stats. If that’s the case, then Florida is at a substantial disadvantage. This is because the Gators are putting up 68.3 on offense and giving up 63.6 on defense. Comparatively Nevada is scoring 80.7 offensively and allotting 66.7 defensively.

Players to Watch: KeVaughn Allen (12.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg), Noah Locke (9.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.6 apg), and Jalen Hudson (9.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.9 apg).

Nevada Wolf Pack    

The Wolf Pack sprinted to a highly successful 29-4 record this season. Equally as impressive was the 15-3 record that Nevada posted in Mountain West conference play this season. This surprisingly led to a 2 way tie for the No. 1 spot in the conference conversely between Nevada and Utah State. Nevertheless, Nevada would fail to prove their prowess in the conference tournament. Facing San Diego State in the semis, Nevada chiefly succumbed to the Aztecs 65-56. Now they’re undeniably vying for a rebound to put this program back on the right track. All in all the odds are slightly favoring them here, likely due to those offensive numbers.

Players to Watch: Caleb Martin (19.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.9 apg), Jordan Caroline (17.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Cody Martin (11.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5.1 apg).

Florida vs. Nevada Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Florida is 3-10 SU this season through 13 games as an underdog
  • Florida is 5-8 ATS this season through 13 games as an underdog
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of Florida’s 13 games as an underdog this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 19 of Nevada’s 32 games as a favorite this season
  • Nevada is 17-14-1 ATS this season through 32 games as a favorite
  • Nevada is 28-4 SU this season through 32 games as a favorite

Florida vs. Nevada Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Florida vs. Nevada basketball matchup? All things considered, Nevada is your best bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 71-67 Nevada.