South Carolina @ Florida
Current Records: South Carolina 8-11; Florida 11-8
What to Know
The Florida Gators will be returning home after a two-game road trip. Florida and the South Carolina Gamecocks will face off in an SEC battle at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The Gators will be strutting in after a win while USC will be stumbling in from a loss.
Florida came out on top in a nail-biter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs this past Saturday, sneaking past 61-59. Forward Colin Castleton (13 points) and guard Will Richard (12 points) were the top scorers for Florida.
Meanwhile, USC ended up a good deal behind the Auburn Tigers when they played this past Saturday, losing 81-66. Forward Gregory Jackson did his best for the Gamecocks, finishing with 30 points (a whopping 45% of their total) along with eight boards.
The Gators are the favorite in this one, with an expected 17-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Florida’s victory brought them up to 11-8 while USC’s defeat pulled them down to a reciprocal 8-11. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Florida have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.90%, which places them 33rd in college basketball. Less enviably, USC has only been able to knock down 39.60% percent of their shots, which is the 352nd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against the Gamecocks.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Stephen C. O’Connell Center — Gainesville, Florida
- TV: ESPN2
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $5.00
The Gators are a big 17-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 17-point spread, and stayed right there.
South Carolina have won six out of their last ten games against Florida.
- Jan 15, 2022 – Florida 71 vs. South Carolina 63
- Feb 03, 2021 – South Carolina 72 vs. Florida 66
- Jan 07, 2020 – Florida 81 vs. South Carolina 68
- Jan 05, 2019 – South Carolina 71 vs. Florida 69
- Feb 10, 2018 – Florida 65 vs. South…