Georgia +8 at Florida

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Georgia is a lot better than Tom Crean’s last few years there and they’re coming off a 76-64 win vs Auburn as 6.5 point underdogs. Mike White is going to be back coaching against his old team so emotions will be high on both sides but Florida has not been impressive at all up until this point – they just lost 66-63 at home to Texas A&M in a game they were favored by 6 and they turned the ball over 20 times. They’ve scored less than 65 in 4 of their last 5 games and they shot 2 for 22 from in a 62-53 loss to Oklahoma and shot 3 for 19 from three in a 61-58 loss to Auburn. They’re also 1-6 ATS vs Power 5 conference teams since Thanksgiving. Georgia plays really good defense and has a lot of length to make it tough scoring – they’re holding teams to 28% from three, they’re 37th in effective FG % defense and are 6-2 ATS since Thanksgiving. They have a good mix of size and scorers with Terry Roberts and Oquendo and they will double team Castleton and force Florida to beat them from three. This should be close.