South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/4/14
Florida Gators (27-2) at South Carolina Gamecocks (11-18)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators face off on Tuesday in Columbia in SEC college basketball.
The South Carolina Gamecocks have had a rough season but they are coming off of the win of the season beating Kentucky. South Carolina is 9-6 at home this season, 4-12 in the SEC, and 1-1 against teams ranked in the top 25. Brenton Williams is averaging 15 points to lead the Gamecocks in scoring. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.4 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.7 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. It is the last home game for the South Carolina seniors and back-to-back wins over ranked teams would be a huge way to go out.
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The Florida Gators are ranked number one in the nation and they have sewn up the regular season SEC Championship. Florida is 16-0 in SEC games and 11-2 away from home this season. Casey Prather is averaging 14.8 points and 5.3 rebounds to lead the Gators. Scottie Wilbekin is averaging 13.4 points, Michael Frazier II is averaging 12.2 points, and Patirc Young is averaging 10.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Florida is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Florida is looking at the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
South Carolina is 7-2-2 against the spread in their last 11 homes games, 5-0-1 against the spread following a win, and 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games against a team with a winning road record. Florida is 8-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record and 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 Tuesday games. Florida is 3-7-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
It’s tough to lay this many points on the road but it is even tougher to go against Florida this year especially against a weak opponent.
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