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Gators set to play host to Gamecocks

The Florida Gators failed to cover the posted spread in their first meeting of the season with the South Carolina Gamecocks as those schools hit the hardwood together on Tuesday night.

The Gators topped the Gamecocks 74-58 but failed to cover the big 16.5-point spread at home in the game between the two teams on January 8. Florida is 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS in its last five games against South Carolina, with the OVER/UNDER 3-1-1.

The Gamecocks sport a record of 11-18 and 14-10-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gators have 27-2 and 11-11-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-14-1 for the Gamecocks and 8-16-1 for the Gators.

View Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Florida before tip-off in this one found them as 12-point favorites over at TopBet earlier.

The Gamecocks sit at No. 182 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gators sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Florida was a 79-61 winner in its last match at home against LSU. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The Gators grabbed a 79-61 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Dorian Finney-Smith at Stephen O'Connell Center.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 72-67 winner at home against Kentucky. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Brenton Williams scored 24 points leading the Gamecocks to a 72-67 victory over Kentucky at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 69.45 PPG, against a Gators defense that ranks No. 6 at 58.66 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 42.11% so far, less than the Gators marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

A few Gators at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina's last 7 games
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to Kentucky, Saturday, March 8th
South Carolina at Mississippi State, Saturday, March 8th