Florida Gators vs. South Carolina Gamecocks, Wednesday, Las Vegas Odds, College Basketball Betting, Picks and Prediction

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FLORIDA GATORS SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
14-3 January 18, 6:30 PM | Colonial Life Arena 14-3

When: 6:30 PM ET, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
TV: 6:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Florida Gators +1.5 (-110)  +105 135 -110
South Carolina Gamecocks -1.5 (-110)  -125 135 -110
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The fans at Colonial Life Arena will be treated to a game between the Florida Gators and the South Carolina Gamecocks when they take their seats on Wednesday.

ABOUT FLORIDA (14-3, 5-0 SEC): The Gators have had seven different players lead them in scoring in at least one contest this season, including four during their current seven-game winning streak. Berry (12.8 points) is averaging 18.8 points over his last four contests and freshman forward Keith Stone (5.3) also had a hot hand last week, averaging 15.5 over his last two games while going 6-of-7 from 3-point range. The Gamecocks also will need to be concerned with guard KeVaughn Allen (13.9 points) and forward Devin Robinson (11.4, 5.1 rebounds).

ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA (14-3, 4-0): The Gamecocks count on a strong backcourt and their defense to produce much of their offense. Starting guards Sindarius Thornwell (18 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists), PJ Dozier (14.9 points) and Duane Notice (9.9) are the team’s top three scorers, but the frontcourt and bench are coming along. Big man Chris Silva (9.7 points, 6.3 rebounds) collected a career-high 16 points and matched his personal best with 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 67-56 win over Ole Miss, while freshman reserve Rakym Felder (6.1 points) has scored in double figures in four of his last six games.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Gamecocks listed as 1.5-point favorites versus the Gators, while the game’s total is sitting at 135 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Two of the three remaining undefeated teams in the SEC standings square off Wednesday, when No. 24 South Carolina hosts 21st-ranked Florida. It’s the first of two matchups against ranked opponents this week for the Gamecocks, who visit No. 5 Kentucky – the other team without an SEC loss – on Saturday.

The Gators have reeled off seven consecutive wins after holding off visiting Georgia for an 80-76 overtime victory on Saturday behind 27 points from reserve guard Canyon Berry. Fifth-year coach Frank Martin has built the Gamecocks into an SEC contender by convincing them to buy into his defensive philosophy – the team ranks in the top 10 in the nation in scoring defense (59.8 points per game), field-goal defense (36.4 percent) and 3-point defense (27.9 percent). “They’re just so sound, they’re just so intense,” Florida coach Mike White told reporters. “They’re one of the best defensive programs in college basketball.” South Carolina is looking for its second straight win the series after posting a 73-69 overtime victory at home in the only meeting last season.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 67-56 winner at home against Rebels. They failed to cover the -12-point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 80-76 winner as they battled Bulldogs at home. They failed to cover in the match as a -11.5-point favorite.

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Florida:
Team record: 14-3 SU,10-6 ATS
Current Streak: won 7 straight games.
Florida is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida’s last 6 games

South Carolina:
Team record: 14-3 SU,8-7 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
South Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 5 games
South Carolina is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to Vanderbilt Saturday, January 21
South Carolina at Kentucky Saturday, January 21

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES

1. South Carolina’s four SEC opponents have averaged 21 turnovers, while the Gators have forced at least 18 in four of their five conference games.

2. Florida’s bench has outscored the opponents’ reserves 92-22 over the last two contests, including a 51-5 advantage against Georgia.

3. Thornwell is averaging 4.3 steals in SEC play and has recorded at least two in every league contest.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: South Carolina Gamecocks will cover the spread at -1.5 and the game will go over 136 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: South Carolina 69, Florida 67 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
FLA TEAM S.CAR
79.0 PTS FOR 71.7
67.1 PTS AGNST 59.8
11.9 DIFF. 11.9
23.4 DEF REBOUNDS 24.4
11.9 OFF REBOUNDS 13.0
45.5 FG% 43.0
72.5 FT% 69.5
7.1 3 POINTERS 6.9
8.4 STEALS 8.4
INJURIES
FLORIDA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
SOUTH CAROLINA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
FLORIDA
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 5 games
South Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
South Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida
South Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Florida’s Overall Scoring vs South Carolina’s Overall Defense 79.0 61 59.8 9
Florida’s Away Scoring vs South Carolina’s Home Defense 80.8 18 57.7 10
Florida’s Road Rebounds vs South Carolina’s Home Rebounds Allowed 32.8 266 31.7 77
South Carolina’s Overall Scoring vs Florida’s Overall Defense 71.7 233 67.1 74
South Carolina’s Home Scoring vs Florida’s Road Defense 73.9 251 73.2 127
South Carolina’s Home Rebounds vs Florida’s Road Rebounds Allowed 38.3 156 36.0 141
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
FLA 45.5 43.3 2.2
S.CAR 43.0 36.4 6.5
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
FLA 11.9 23.4 35.3
S.CAR 13.0 24.4 37.4
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
FLA 12.2 11.4 1.1
S.CAR 13.8 13.6 1.0

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