The Florida Gators will try to build on their strongest performance of the season when they face the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night. Florida picked up a much-needed win over No. 2 Tennessee on Wednesday, springing the upset as a 5-point underdog. Kentucky has won five of its last six games, including a 75-66 win at Ole Miss on Tuesday. 

Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Florida vs. Kentucky odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over/under is set at 133.5. Before entering any Kentucky vs. Florida picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 13 of the season 50-29 on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning more than $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Florida. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Kentucky vs. Florida:

  • Florida vs. Kentucky spread: Kentucky -5.5
  • Florida vs. Kentucky over/under: 133.5 points
  • Florida vs. Kentucky money line: Florida +175, Kentucky -210
  • Florida vs. Kentucky picks: See picks here
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Why Florida can cover

Florida has been able to turn its season around after a slow start, winning six of its last eight games. The most impactful of those victories came against No. 2 Tennessee on Wednesday, as the Gators sprung a 67-54 upset as 5.5-point underdogs. They were paced by veteran big man Colin Castleton, who scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half. 

Castleton added nine rebounds in the win over the Vols, upping his season averages to 15.1 points and 7.7 rebounds to go along with 3.1 blocked shots. The Gators are a top-10 defense in college basketball and rank third in the country in blocked shots per game (6.1). They have covered the spread in six straight conference games, while Kentucky has only covered twice in its last eight Saturday games. 

Why Kentucky can cover

Kentucky is playing its best basketball of the season as well, having won five of its last six games. The Wildcats opened that stretch by going to Knoxville and beating Tennessee as 10-point underdogs, and they have gone on to win four more conference games since then. Their latest victory was a 75-66 win at Ole Miss on Tuesday, as Antonio Reeves poured in a season-high 27 points off the bench. 

Reeves knocked down 8 of 12 shots from the floor, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range, while Oscar Tshiebwe finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tshiebwe has now notched 13 double-doubles this season, averaging 16.5 points and 13.6 rebounds. Kentucky has won seven of the last eight meetings between these teams and has covered the spread in five of the last six. 

How to make Kentucky vs. Florida picks

The model has simulated Florida vs. Kentucky 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Kentucky vs. Florida? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 50-29 on its top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.