Florida vs. Connecticut betting odds preview, college basketball pick

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators and UConn Huskies clash in a key NCAA hoops battle Monday.

The Connecticut Huskies have looked strong so far this season with a 7-0 SU and 3-3 ATS record, picking up solid wins against Maryland and Indiana despite failing to cover the spread in those two games.

Interestingly, UConn is 3-0 ATS in games in which it is favored by 15 or more points and 0-3 ATS when favored by less than 10 points. The Huskies are a 5-point home favorite Monday night against the Florida Gators on college basketball betting lines tracked by Odds Shark.

Florida failed an early-season test as a 6-point underdog at Wisconsin, losing that game 59-53, but is 5-0 SU and 2-1 ATS since. The Gators get another chance to make a statement on the road with this game in Connecticut on Monday night.

The Duke Blue Devils are off to a disappointing 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS start, but both losses came to elite teams in the Kansas Jayhawks and Arizona Wildcats. Duke hosts a tough but perhaps more manageable game Tuesday with the Michigan Wolverines coming to town. The college basketball betting line projects Duke as a small favorite.

Michigan State has established itself as the team to beat early this season with a 7-0 SU and 2-3-1 ATS record. On Wednesday, the Spartans host a team that has given them plenty of trouble in the past in the UNC Tar Heels.

UNC, perhaps looking ahead to this game, was upset as a 7.5-point road favorite Sunday against UAB, falling to 4-2 SU and 2-3 ATS on the season. The Tar Heels are a perfect 6-0 SU and ATS against Michigan State in six meetings since 2005.

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Baylor Bears meet for a men's and women's basketball doubleheader Friday night in Arlington at AT&T Stadium. Both Baylor and Kentucky enter the game with 7-1 SU records, with Kentucky holding the ATS edge at 2-2-1 over Baylor's 2-4 so far this season.

On Saturday, the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers host the Marquette Golden Eagles. Wisconsin has climbed up the polls in the early stages of the season so far, compiling an 8-0 SU and 4-3-1 ATS record including solid wins over St. John's, Florida, and St. Louis.

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