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South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/16/13

Florida Gators (4-5) at South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2)

College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)

The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators face off on Saturday in Columbia for a SEC college football matchup.

The South Carolina Gamecocks hit the final quarter of their season at 7-2 and though they need help they are still in the hunt for the SEC East title. South Carolina is coming off of a bye week which followed up an overtime win at Missouri and a home blowout win over Mississippi State. Connor Shaw has taken his share of hard hits this season but he has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,655 yards with 18 touchdowns and one interception and he has rushed for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Davis has had a nice season rushing the football with 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns and he has caught 29 passes. Bruce Ellington has 32 catches and five touchdowns, Damiere Byrd has 25 catches and four touchdowns, and Nick Jones has 21 catches and four touchdowns. Jimmy Legree and Skai Moore have 38 tackles each and Kelcy Quarles has seven sacks. The South Carolina offense is averaging 32.1 points and 456.4 yards and defensively they are allowing 22.1 points and 354.1 yards per game.

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South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/16/13

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators are 4-5 this season and they will need to go at least 2-1 in their final three games to be eligible for a bowl game. The issues for he Gators is those games don’t just include this tough trip to South Carolina but also a matchup against the number two ranked Florida State Seminoles. Tyler Murphy simply hasn’t been good enough at QB completing 60.5 percent of his passes for just 1,216 yards and six touchdowns with five interceptions and he has rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Mack Brown has rushed for 432 yards and four touchdowns as the UF offense has been a disappointment. Trey Burton has 37 catches, Solomon Patton has 34 receptions and four touchdowns, and Quinton Dunbar has 32 catches. Defensively Antonio Morrison has 56 tackles, Michael Taylor has 53 tackles, and Dante Fowler had 8.5 tackles for a loss. The Florida offense averages 20.6 points and 335.7 yards and defensively the Gators allow 19 points and 278.8 yards.

South Carolina is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games, 4-1 against the spread following a bye week, and 2-5 against the spread following a win. Florida is 4-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 3-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and Florida is 2-9 against the spread following a loss. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

Don’t expect a ton of scoring here and my free pick is on the under. I also have a play on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as make it available at the Sports Chat Place App. 

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