South Carolina Vs Florida Odds & Pick

South Carolina Vs Florida Odds & Pick

South Carolina Vs Florida Odds & Pick

The 13th-ranked Florida Gators are rolling and on the hunt for another win when the South Carolina Gamecocks visit Gainesville. The NCAA hoops odds favor Florida by 9.5-points to win. Tip-off is this Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Exactech Arena in Gainesville, Florida.

South Carolina Gamecocks Vs Florida Gators Spread & ATS Pick

What: South Carolina (20-7) at No. 13 Florida Gators (22-5)
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Gainesville, Florida
Stadium: Exactech Arena
Spread: Gators -9.5
Watch: ESPN
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Why Bet The South Carolina Gamecocks To Beat The Gators

The Gamecocks have stumbled over the last few weeks. After losing three of their last four games South Carolina has tumbled out of the top 25. They dropped their weekend tilt against Vanderbilt by a 71-62 score. They are 20-7 SU and 12-11-2 ATS this season. SC averages 73.0 points per game (192nd) and allows 64.1 points per game (29th).

South Carolina shoots 42.0% from the field (292nd) and 34.9% from three-point land (190). The Gamecocks failed to put up a field goal for over nine minutes in the loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell (20.1 PPG & 7.0 RPG) scored 21 points on the night, but it wasn’t enough.

"I think it’s us," Thornwell said. "We’re just not who we’ve been all year. We’re losing some close games. We’re not getting blown out. Those are mental mistakes when you lose close ones."

The Gamecocks average 36.7 rebounds per game (127th), 12.9 assists (229th) and 7.89 steals. They own a +8.93 point differential this season. Thornwell leads the team with 7.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Why Bet The Florida Gators To Beat The Gamecocks

The Gators have won eight games in a row including a low-scoring (57-52) affair against Mississippi State during the weekend. They are 22-5 SU and 16-9 ATS this season. They average 79.5 points per game (48th) and give up 65.9 points each night (Tied-44th).

Florida averages 45.3% from the field (124th) and 36.2% from three-point land (131st). Junior guard Chris Chiozza (6.3 PPG & 3.8 APG) was the leading scorer on the team with 14 points versus Mississippi State.

"We’ve been able to find different ways to win different games," Florida coach Mike White said. "It’s been different guys night in and night out and this is just another example."

The Gators average 37.6 rebounds, (83rd), 13.0 assists (227th) and 7.89 steals per game. Florida has a +13.6 point differential this season. Junior center John Egbunu leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per game and Senior guard Kasey Hill is tops with 1.8 steals.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Gators are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.
  • Gators are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games as a favorite.
  • Gators are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Gamecocks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
  • Gamecocks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

South Carolina Vs Florida ATS Pick

The Gamecocks have lost three of their last four games to drop out of the Top 25 

Thornwell scored 20 points when the Gamecocks posted a 57-53 victory over the Gators on Jan. 18. Florida missed all 17 3-point attempts to break an 850-game streak of at least one that dated to January 1992.

Bet Florida to win and cover.

Sources:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400910654
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field
goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/292
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/190
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field-goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/124
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/131