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How and what to watch for Florida vs. No. 11 West Virginia

The Gators are looking for their third victory in a row in a tough road matchup with West Virginia on Saturday.

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West Virginia Mountaineers forward Derek Culver shoots in the lane among many Texas Tech Red Raiders defenders during the second half at WVU Coliseum.  Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 11 West Virginia Mountaineers will look to build off a big win and will take on a Florida Gators team that won three straight. The game will get started on Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

West Virginia (11-4, 4-3 Big 12) came away with a home victory earlier this week against the 10th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders, and six players scored in double figures. Miles McBride leads the team with 15.9 points per game, and Derek Culver is averaging a double-double with 13.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per matchup. The Mountaineers rank 31st in defensive efficiency with the offense at No. 16.

Florida (9-4, 6-3 SEC) dropped three of four games earlier this month but rattled off three wins in a row recently against the Tennessee Volunteers, Georgia Bulldogs and Vanderbilt Commodores. On the road against West Virginia will be a tougher matchup than any of Florida’s previous three games. The Gators are led by Tre Mann, averaging 14.7 points per game. Florida’s offense is 24th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 47th defensively.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Florida vs. West Virginia on Saturday, January 30th at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can watch via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: West Virginia -5
Point total: 147
Money line: Florida +180, WVU -225

  • The point total went over in seven of Florida’s last 10 games, and the over hit in each of their last five road games.
  • The over hit in four of West Virginia’s last five games.
  • Florida is 9-4 straight up in their last 13 games, and West Virginia is 13-4 straight up in their last 17.

The Best Bet

Both of these top-25 offenses have gotten active with overs hitting consistently in their matchups as of late. That continues in Morgantown on Saturday.

Pick: Over 147

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