Florida Gators Odds

Latest Gators odds at FL online sportsbooks

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While the Florida Gators and the SEC as a whole are much more known for the football side of things, basketball in Gainesville and in the conference has increased its level of play in recent years. The SEC remains headlined by Kentucky as its flagship basketball team, but the Gators have been competitive, and it hasn’t been too long since Florida won consecutive national championships in 2006 and 2007.

Below find the latest betting odds for the next Florida Gators basketball game, a brief history of the team, and some notable team stats/milestones. You can also find a detailed look at the basics of betting on NCAA basketball and the Gators.

Today’s Gators basketball odds

Below find the latest Gators moneyline, spread and over/under odds as posted at Florida online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go straight to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start getting your bets in.

Gators National Championship odds

See below for the latest Gators futures odds to make the Final Four or win the National Championship. Click on any odds to go to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and get your bets in.

How to bet on Gators games in Florida

Registering at one or multiple online sportsbooks in Florida is a very easy process, which is important for a comfortable experience if you are trying this for the first time. If you plan to bet via your phone or tablet, most sportsbooks will have iOS and Android apps available. Registration at the sportsbook will require basic information for you to sign up.

Also, be aware of any welcome bonuses you might get when you sign up. Sportsbooks are competing fiercely for new customers, and many of the bonuses can be worthwhile, so check to see if there are any particular Florida sportsbook promotions you like. After you have registered for a new account, you’ll be able to start placing bets whenever you wish.

Florida Gators basketball bet types

Here are some of the main bets you will see once you think you’re ready to start betting on college basketball games, whether that includes the Gators or not. The three most basic bets you’ll see are the point spread, moneyline and total. You may already know what each of these mean, or you’ve at least heard of them as sports betting becomes an increasing part of the overall sports discourse.

  • Point spread: As a sports fan, you understand not all teams are equal heading into a game. This is evident in college sports when a team like Florida plays a much smaller school. To make up for the advantage, oddsmakers even the playing field by giving the lesser team a certain number of points as a head start. For example, if a team is favored by 5 points, it must win by more than 14.5 points to cover the spread. Meanwhile, the 14.5-point underdog has to either win the game outright or lose by fewer than 14.5 points.
  • Moneyline: When betting on the moneyline, you are simply picking which team will win the game. The odds will reflect perceived differences in team quality, so you would gain much more of a payout if you correctly place a bet on the underdog than you would if you correctly picked the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Total: Unlike the point spread and moneyline, a bet on the total is not concerned with the winner of the game. A total bet, aka an over/under bet, is a wager on the combined number of points from both teams in a game. The sportsbook will set a number, and if the actual total score of the game is more than the line, over bets will win. If the offenses fail to reach the number, under bets win.

Florida Gators betting lines explained

Now that we know the basics of the main sports bets, let’s go over a fictional example involving the Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats. Here’s what the betting board might look like at Caesars Sportsbook:

Point SpreadMoneylineTotal
Florida Gators+2.5 (-110)+155 Over 165.5 (-110)
Kentucky Wildcats-2.5 (-110)-175Under 165.5 (-110)

Right off the bat, we can tell that Florida is a 2.5-point underdog, indicated by the plus sign, while Kentucky is a 2.5-point favorite because of the minus sign in front of the number. Going by that point spread in the first column, the Gators need to win the game outright or lose by less than 2.5. Meanwhile, for a bet on Kentucky, it must win by more than 2.5 points. As you can see, both options have -110 odds, which is the standard for point spreads and totals. This is known as the juice, or the vig, and it’s a huge reason that sportsbooks have an advantage over sports bettors in the long run. The -110 odds mean you must wager $110 to win $100 on either side of the bet.

On the moneyline, we can see the Gators odds indicate that they are underdogs because of the plus sign once again. If Kentucky wins as the favorite, we can calculate it just as we did in the point spread section. At -175 odds, you would need to bet $175 to receive a $100 profit. Meanwhile, with Florida at +155 odds, this means a $100 bet on Florida would result in a $155 payout if the Gators find a way to win.

Finally, the third column is the point total, which is at 165.5 with the standard -110 odds on each side. If you bet on the over, you’d be looking for more than 165.5 total points in the game, while the opposite would be true if you bet on the under.

Florida Gators basketball live odds & prop betting

A couple of increasingly popular ways to bet on sports are live betting and prop betting. We’ll start with live betting, which continues to gain ground in the industry. Live betting, aka in game betting, lets you wager on games online or via app while the game is taking place. Before live betting became available, you would have needed to get your wagers in prior to the game starting. Numbers on the betting board will move rapidly to reflect what is happening in the game, so this can be a thrilling, fast-paced style of wagering.

As of writing, sports betting has not officially gone live in Florida, so we do not have the exact rules and regulations to this point yet, including how the state will handle prop betting at the college level. Many states do not allow this type of wagering on college athletics, so we’ll see what ends up being available here. Prop bets are essentially side bets during a game that do not necessarily factor in the final score of the game. Examples of prop bets include the number of 3-pointers a team will make or how many rebounds an individual player will finish with.

How to watch Florida Gators basketball games

Florida is in a powerful conference and is a popular program, so Gators basketball games should be relatively easy to find when they step out onto the court. Florida may have games on the ESPN family of networks, CBS, the SEC Network and more throughout the regular season and conference tournament. Once the NCAA Tournament begins, every game is on either CBS, TBS, TNT or truTV.

To listen to broadcasts of the game, Florida fans can find games on the radio called by play-by-play man Mick Hubert and analyst Mark Wise across the state.

Florida Gators NBA draft picks

Below are the six most recent Florida players to be part of the NBA draft:

PlayerYearOverall PickTeam Drafted
Tre Mann20211st Round, No. 18Oklahoma City Thunder
Scottie Lewis20212nd Round, No. 56Charlotte Hornets
Erik Murphy20132nd Round, No. 49Chicago Bulls
Bradley Beal20121st Round, No. 3Washington Wizards
Chandler Parsons20112nd Round, No. 38Houston Rockets
Vernon Macklin20112nd Round, No. 52Detroit Pistons

Gators all-time leaders

Florida has seen some talented players come through its program. Here’s a look at the leaders in some of the major statistical categories for Gators basketball:

  • Most points: Vernon Maxwell (2,450)
  • Most rebounds: Neal Walk (1,181)
  • Most assists: Chris Chiozza (571)
  • Most steals: Vernon Maxwell (206)
  • Most blocks: Dwayne Schintzius (272)

Florida Gators home games

Here are the details on where the Gators play:

  • Name: Stephen C. O’Connell Center
  • Address: 250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville, Florida
  • Owner: University of Florida
  • Operator: University of Florida
  • Capacity: 10,133
  • Ground breaking: October 1977
  • Opening date: 30, 1980
  • Construction cost: $15.6 million
  • Other events hosted: concerts, graduation ceremonies, career fairs, political rallies, public speeches and more

Best sports bars near the Gators’ arena

Fans should find plenty of sports bars in Gainesville that will be showing Florida Gators basketball games. Some of the popular options include Mother’s Pub & Grill, Gators Den Sports Grill, Gator’s Dockside, and Miller’s Ale House.

How many times have the Gators won the National Title?

The Florida Gators men’s basketball program has won the national title twice in its history, occurring in consecutive seasons. The team has reached the Final Four five times, winning it all in the 2005-06 season and again in 2006-07. The Gators’ last Final Four appearance came in the 2013-14 season, but they failed to reach the championship. By comparison, Florida State basketball has never won a National Championship.