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Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds


The Florida Gators will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gamecocks in South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Gators will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gamecocks are 5-6 ATS. Florida is 9-3 against the total, while South Carolina is 6-5 versus the number.

View Florida vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gamecocks are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 54-rated Florida taking on the No. 198-rated Gamecocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 86-70 win for the Gators on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gators rank No. 43 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.6 per game. That compares with South Carolina’s No. 277 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Carolina is college basketball's No. 153-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Gators rate No. 1 with 10.8 per game.

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida won its last outing, a 70-48 result against Georgia on January 10. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. Florida cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Georgia out of the gym and running up a 70-48 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.

South Carolina lost its last outing, a 67-57 result against Vanderbilt on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. The Gamecocks endured a 67-57 loss at the hands of the Commodores on Tuesday, despite a 20-point effort from Bruce Ellington at Colonial Life Arena.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LSU are 7-3
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Auburn are 6-4
After playing Vanderbilt are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Gators at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games on the road
Florida is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games when playing Florida
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida home to LSU, Saturday, January 21
South Carolina at Auburn, Saturday, January 21