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Florida vs. South Carolina - 11/10/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Carolina Gamecocks (5-3) at Florida Gators (6-3)
Date & Time Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Florida Gators -5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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CFB | South Carolina Gamecocks (5-3) at Florida Gators (6-3)
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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators meet Saturday in college football action at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The South Carolina Gamecocks look for a third straight victory to become bowl eligible for the 10th time in the last 11 years. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won four of their last seven road games. Jake Bentley is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 1,666 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bentley has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Bryan Edwards and Deebo Samuel have combined for 963 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Shi Smith has 24 receptions. The South Carolina Gamecocks ground game is averaging 161.6 yards per contest, and Rico Dowdle leads the way with 490 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, South Carolina is allowing 27.9 points and 404.6 yards per game. T.J. Brunson leads the South Carolina Gamecocks with 64 tackles, Javon Kinlaw has 3.5 sacks and Rashad Fenton has three interceptions. 

The Florida Gators look to prevent a three-game losing streak to get back on track after a subpar 6-3 record. The Florida Gators have split their last 10 home games. Feleipe Franks is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,595 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Franks has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Van Jefferson and Freddie Swain have combined for 561 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Josh Hammond has 16 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 184.8 yards per contest, and Lamical Perine leads the way with 480 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 21.1 points and 351.4 yards per game. Vosean Joseph leads the Florida Gators with 69 tackles, Jachai Polite has seven sacks and Brad Stewart Jr. has two interceptions.

The Gamecocks are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Gators are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 18-7 in Gamecocks last 25 conference games and the under is 13-3 in Gators last 16 games in November.

The South Carolina Gamecocks are starting to put some things together with wins in three of their last four games, and Jake Bentley is coming off possibly the best game of his career with 363 passing yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss. The Florida Gators have been waxed in their last two games, and they're a team that has scored 17 or less points in four of their last eight games. The South Carolina Gamecocks have covered six of their last eight games as an underdog of at least three points. The Florida Gators have covered five of their last seven games as a favorite of at least three points. I'm just not big on laying chalk with Florida, a team that doesn't have a quarterback and scoring is like pulling teeth. South Carolina has been the better team over the last few weeks and you know this is a grudge game for coach Will Muschamp. Florida stinks too bad offensively to lay points.

Pick:
South Carolina Gamecocks +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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