No. 23 Florida @ California
Current Records: Florida 4-0; California 3-2
What to Know
The California Golden Bears will take on the #23 Florida Gators at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
The Golden Bears beat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 75-68 last Thursday. Forward Andre Kelly was the offensive standout of the game for California, posting a double-double on 29 points and 15 boards.
Meanwhile, the sound you heard last week was the absolute smackdown Florida laid on the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. The Gators’ success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but guard Tyree Appleby led the charge as he had 14 points and five assists in addition to six rebounds. Appleby’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the Florida State Seminoles last week.
The Golden Bears have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 13.50 point spread they are up against. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Their wins bumped California to 3-2 and Florida to 4-0. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when California and the Gators clash.
How To Watch
When: Monday at 8:30 p.m. ETWhere: Suncoast Credit Union Arena — Fort Myers, FloridaTV: Fox Sports 1Follow: CBS Sports App
The Gators are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Golden Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Gators, as the game opened with the Gators as an 11.5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for California
D.J. Thorpe: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)Monty Bowser: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)Marsalis Roberson: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
Injury Report for Florida
Keyontae Johnson: Out (Chest)