Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks NCAAB Betting Prediction

Florida Gators vs South Carolina Prediction 3/2/2024

The Florida Gators (20-8) travel to face off against the South Carolina Gamecocks (23-5) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks

The Florida Gators Are Coming Off A Win

Florida heads into this game as the underdog, as they have gone 2-3 in their five games as the underdog this season. They come in with a 20-8 record and are riding a five-game win streak. On the road, they have gone just 5-6 this season, compared to their 15-1 record at home.

Most recently, the Gators beat Missouri by a score of 83-74. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6, and they are 3-2 in their last five games away from home.

As the underdog, Florida has an ATS record of 3-2 this season and an overall ATS record of 12-15. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-5 and their last 3 road games have resulted in an ATS record of 3-0. Florida’s ATS mark as the underdog in their last 3 games is 3-0, and they have gone 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Florida’s over/under record this season sits at 15-11-1, and today’s line of 146 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (155.6). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 162 points.

The South Carolina Gamecocks Are Coming Off A Win

South Carolina is favored by 1.5 points in today’s game against Florida. The Gamecocks are 23-5 this season, and they have won two straight games coming into today’s matchup. South Carolina is 15-2 at home this year, and they have gone 8-2 in their last ten games at home.

So far this season, South Carolina has been the favorite in 15 games, and they have gone 13-2 in those matchups. Overall, the Gamecocks have gone 11-4 in Southeastern Conference games, and they are 12-1 in non-conference action.

South Carolina has an overall ATS record of 20-8 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 11-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gamecocks are 5-5 vs. the spread.

South Carolina’s over/under record this season is 13-15 and today’s over/under line of 146 is higher than the average over/under line in its games (139.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2. On the year, 24 of their games have finished with less points than today’s over/under line of 146.

Florida Offense Breakdown

The Gators’ offense wrapped up their last game with 83 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 84.7 points per contest. Tyrese Samuel led the scoring for the Gators, contributing 28 points. Additionally, Zyon Pullin chipped in with 21 points.

Walter Clayton Jr. (G) 16.8 3.8 2.8
Zyon Pullin (G) 15.3 3.9 4.7
Tyrese Samuel (F) 13.5 7.8 1.7

South Carolina Offense Breakdown

The Gamecocks’ offense finished with 70 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.7 points per contest. Meechie Johnson Jr. led the scoring for the Gamecocks, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Zachary Davis chipped in with 16 points.

B.J. Mack (F) 13.6 4.9 1.3
Meechie Johnson Jr. (G) 13.8 4.2 3.0
Ta’lon Cooper (G) 9.9 4.5 4.4

Florida Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Florida is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.0 points per game (282nd). In their previous game vs. Missouri, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 74 points vs. Florida.

South Carolina Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the South Carolina defense is giving up an average of 65.2 points per contest. Against Texas A&M in their most recent game, the South Carolina defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Texas A&M to hit 38% of their shots.

Gators vs Gamecocks Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Florida has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 82 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, South Carolina has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Florida has an ATS mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Gamecocks have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Gators vs Gamecocks Prediction

Not only do we have the Gamecocks winning this one by a score of 76-69, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Gamecocks at -1.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 146, and our model predicts the Gators and Gamecocks to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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