Alabama vs Florida Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 8 (Back the Crimson Tide in the First Half)

Alabama vs Florida Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 8 (Back the Crimson Tide in the First Half)


Alabama vs Florida Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 3 Alabama (20-3, 10-0 SEC) vs. Florida (13-10, 6-4 SEC)
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Coleman Coliseum -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with an exciting matchup between the Florida Gators and No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide. Florida is coming off a 72-67 loss to Kentucky. Colin Castleton balled out with 25 points and 8 rebounds, but the Gators never even led in the game.

Meanwhile, Alabama took down LSU by a score of 79-69 on Saturday to earn yet another conference win by double digits. Five Crimson Tide players scored at least 11 points and Brandon Miller posted a double-double (11 points & 10 rebounds). Which SEC squad will emerge victorious on Wednesday?

Alabama vs Florida Odds & Spread

Alabama enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 150.5 points, which is above average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Alabama vs Florida Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Alabama is 14-9-0 this season.
  • The Crimson Tide are 7-5 as 9.5-point favorites or more.
  • Alabama has played 23 games this year, and 10 of them have gone over the total.
  • Florida's record against the spread is 12-11-0.
  • Florida has played 23 games this year, and eight of them have gone over the total.
Alabama Rank Alabama AVG Florida AVG Florida Rank
9th 83.1 Points Scored 71.3 180th
159th 68.7 Points Allowed 64.8 51st
1st 41.3 Rebounds 33 127th
17th 11.3 Off. Rebounds 7.3 287th
7th 10.3 3pt Made 6.8 250th
62nd 15 Assists 12.4 241st
320th 13.9 Turnovers 11 70th

Alabama vs Florida Prediction & Pick

There's no denying that Alabama is simply dominating in the SEC. The Crimson Tide have yet to lose a conference matchup and are 11-0 in home games. They have posted a ridiculous average scoring margin of +25.7 at Coleman Coliseum and shoot 46.6% from the floor in front of their own fanbase.

Alabama plays at one of the fastest paces of any college basketball team and it is the main reason it ranks sixth in points per game (83.1). Florida enters averaging just 65.4 points per away game and ranks 191st overall in offensive efficiency. The Gators won't be able to keep up on the scoreboard.

Alabama has won 11 of its last 12 games, so trust the Crimson Tide to keep rolling on Wednesday.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 77 | Florida: 67

Alabama vs Florida Best Bet

Alabama does not mess around when it comes to building quick leads. The Crimson Tide average a reliable 40.5 first half points (No. 21 in NCAA) and allow only 28.7 first half points in home games this season. On the other side, Florida is averaging a disappointing 28.8 first half points per away game.

It shouldn't come as a major shock that Alabama's first half scoring margin sits at +11.8 in home games and Florida's sits at -2.0 in away games. The home crowd should motivate players like Miller and Mark Sears to get going early in order to build a big enough lead to cruise in the second half.

Bet: Alabama First Half -5.5 (-110)

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