South Carolina vs. Florida - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (17-9) at South Carolina Gamecocks (21-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators face off on Saturday in a SEC college basketball rivalry match up.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 21-5 this season and have lost three of their last five games. South Carolina is averaging 77 points per game and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Michael Carrera leads the Gamecocks averaging 14.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 12.8 points, Duane Notice is averaging 11.4 points, and Mindaugas Chatkevicius is averaging 9.2 points. South Carolina is 13-1 at home and 8-5 in the SEC.
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The Florida Gators are 17-9 this season and they have won two of their last three games and four of their last six. Florida is averaging 73.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Dorian Finney-Smith leads the Gators averaging 15.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 11.9 points, John Egbunu is averaging 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Devin Robinson is averaging 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds. Florida is 3-6 on the road and 8-5 in the SEC.
South Carolina is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 home games, 6-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 19-8 against the spread in their last 27 games. Florida is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 7-22-2 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread against the SEC. The road team is 20-6-1 against the spread in the last 27 meetings of these two.
I expect a defensive game and for this one to land under the total.