The Florida Gators are on fire while the Mississippi State Rebels are pretty much ice-cold. With the 15th-rnked Gators looking like absolute locks to beat their SEC rivals, let’s find out how large Florida’s margin of victory will be.
The longtime SEC rivals will square off on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM ET, live from Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi with this matchup airing live on ESPN.
How To Bet The Florida Gators Vs Mississippi State Rebels Spread & TV Info
What: No. 15 Florida Gators (21-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-11)
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM ET
Where: Starkville, Mississippi
Stadium: Humphrey Coliseum
Spread: Gators -10.5 (-105)
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Florida vs Mississippi State
Why Bet The Florida Gators
The Gators have won seven straight games and come into this matchup off a jaw-dropping 114-95 smackdown over Auburn on Tuesday while easily covering the spread as a 10-point road favorite.
Senior guard Canyon Barry scored a team-high 30 points as Florida set a school record for points in an SEC game. Sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen added 17 points and junior forward Devin Robinson chipped in 14 points while senior point guard Kasey Hill recorded a career-high 12 assists in the win.
"He’s really evolved as more of a leader and more of a passer," Gators head coach Mike White said of Hill. "He got guys shots today. … Very solid game for him."
Why Bet The Mississippi State Rebels
Mississippi State has lost three straight, five of six and seven of their last 10 games overall and comes into this contest off a heartbreaking 79-72 loss to Georgia on Tuesday, though they managed to cover the spread as an 8.5-point home dog.
Sophomore guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, freshman guard Lamar Peters and freshman guard Mario Kegler all scored 14 point for Mississippi State in the loss. The Rebels tied the score at 54 with six minutes remaining but allowed the Bulldogs to go on a 12-3 run that effectively ended their chances of winning.
Florida Gators Vs Mississippi State Rebels Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Gators have won six straight against Mississippi State and two straight on the road and I fully expect them to win this game against a Rebels team they are far superior to at both ends of the floor.
Florida has an outstanding defense and just opened up a huge case of ‘whup-ass’ against Auburn after opening up slightly lesser ‘cans’ against LSU, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kentucky since the end of January. The Gators have scored at least 84 points five times in their last seven games while scoring 93 points or more three times along the way. The Gators win and win big!
My final score prediction is Florida 88 Mississippi State 74