South Carolina Gamecocks vs Florida Gators Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Florida Gators
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina (+8.5)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (4-6) head to Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Florida Gators (10-4). South Carolina opens this contest as 8.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 154.5.
South Carolina will enter this game with a record of 4-6 for the year. The Gamecocks are hitting 33.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (80 of 237) and 63.7% from the free throw line. They average 75.4 pts per contest (95th in college basketball) while connecting on 43.2% from the field. They turn it over 15.5 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.5 fouls per contest. As a team, South Carolina is snagging 37.4 boards per game and has accounted for 142 assists on the season, which ranks 294th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Gamecocks are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. The Gamecocks defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (257 of 571) and they relinquish 36.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 60th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 139 relinquished so far this season. They are surrendering 33.3% on shots from downtown and they are 307th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (76.5).
The South Carolina Gamecocks stepped onto the hardwood against the Vanderbilt Commodores and took a loss by a final of 93-81 in their last contest. South Carolina wrapped up the contest with a 50.0% field goal percentage (31 out of 62) and buried 10 out of their 23 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Gamecocks made 9 of their 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected a total of 28 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists in this game as well as earning 8 steals and 2 rejections. When it comes to the defense, South Carolina allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 31 of 62 shooting. Vanderbilt distributed 21 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Commodores collected 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Vanderbilt ended up shooting 81.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 22 of their 27 tries. They buried 13 of 33 shots from 3-point land.
A.J. Lawson is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He had 21 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He played for 30 minutes and also pulled down 4 boards. Lawson walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Gamecocks was Seventh Woods. He totaled 2 rebounds and also accumulated 3 assists. He ended up going 71.4% from the floor for the game by connecting on 5-of-7 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Woods was on the hardwood for 24 minutes.
Florida has a win-loss mark of 10-4 on the year. The Gators commit 20.1 fouls per game and they shoot 74.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per game (199th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest. Florida has tallied 1,097 pts this year (78.4 per game) and they average 35.9 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Gators are shooting 47.9% from the field, which is 44th in college hoops. The Gators on defense are ranked 209th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 71.0. The Florida defense allows 33.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (92 of 271) and opponents are converting on 68.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.1 dimes and 34.2 boards per contest, which is 199th and 139th in college hoops. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (140th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida Gators went home victorious with a score of 85-80 when they faced the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Gators pulled down 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for the contest. They also blocked 6 attempts while getting 5 steals for this game. The Mountaineers committed 21 personal fouls in the game which took the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Florida buried 8 out of 17 tries (47.1%). When all was said and done, the Gators ended up shooting 26 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.1%. The Gators allowed the Mountaineers to convert 25 out of their 63 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.7% for the matchup. They finished shooting 28.6% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 28 and ended up going 22 of 31 from the free throw line (71.0%). Concerning rebounds, Florida allowed West Virginia to collect 33 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Colin Castleton ended up having an impact for the Gators in this game. He made 6 out of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which got him 21 points. Castleton pulled down 7 rebounds in his 27 minutes and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Florida was Noah Locke. He left the arena with 19 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 10 shooting for this contest. Locke finished going 50.0% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida (-8.5)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks