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Florida vs. Alabama odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 5 prediction from proven computer model

The No. 15 Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators are set to square off in an SEC matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Florida is 9-3 overall and 6-1 at home, while the Crimson Tide are 10-3 overall and 0-1 on the road. The Gators were originally scheduled to open SEC play at Ole Miss last Wednesday, but that game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. 

The Gators are favored by 1.5 points in the latest Florida vs. Alabama odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 149.5. Before entering any Alabama vs. Florida picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Florida vs. Alabama spread: Florida -1.5
  • Florida vs. Alabama over-under: 149.5 points

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What you need to know about Florida

Florida is finally ready to open SEC play, although it is happening one week later than expected. The Gators were supposed to face Ole Miss last Wednesday, but that game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. They have been a strong defensive unit so far this season, averaging 9.9 steals per game. 

The Gators picked up a 104-98 win over Alabama in a double-overtime thriller last January when these teams met. Florida has been off since blowing out Stony Brook in an 87-62 final on Dec. 22. The Gators have won six of their last seven home games and are expected to get starting guard Myreon Jones (COVID-19 protocol) back in the lineup on Wednesday. 

What you need to know about Alabama

Alabama has put together an excellent campaign up to this point, including a trio of wins over ranked opponents. The Crimson Tide knocked off Tennessee in a 73-68 final last Wednesday. They trailed 68-67, but Keon Ellis knocked down a clutch 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining to give his team the lead for good. 

Noah Gurley led Alabama with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double effort. The Crimson Tide will be looking for better perimeter shooting on Wednesday, as they went just 7 of 31 from beyond the arc against Tennessee. They have covered the spread in each of their last five trips to Florida. 

How to make Florida vs. Alabama picks

The model has simulated Florida vs. Alabama 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Alabama vs. Florida? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks. 

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