No. 22 Florida hit a rough patch when star forward Keyontae Johnson saw his season ended earlier because of heart problems, but the Gators are amid a four-game winning streak that includes wins over No. 11 Tennessee and No. 17 West Virginia. They’ll host South Carolina on Wednesday in hopes of extending their rise.
Florida (10-4, 6-3) is second to Alabama in the SEC, and hasn’t lost to a conference opponent since it fell to Mississippi State by three points in mid-January. Four Gators are averaging double-digits in points, and Tre Mann has emerged as their leading scorer and assist man. Florida's well-rounded team has managed to get the job done without a go-to guy lately and will look to stay hot against a South Carolina team that's struggled to get results.
The Gamecocks (4-6, 2-4) have lost four of their last five games and rank seventh in the SEC. Scoring and assist leader AJ Lawson will be crucial to keeping South Carolina in this game, but he’ll need plenty of help from Keyshaun Bryant and Jermaine Couisnard. Can South Carolina get back on track with a big win over one of the hottest teams in the conference?
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch South Carolina vs. Florida on Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. ET on SEC Network, or you can watch via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Florida -9
Point Total: 154
Money line: South Carolina +335, Florida -455
- South Carolina has gone over in 13 of their last 16, and Florida has in four of five.
- Florida is 4-2 ATS in their last six, while USC is 3-3.
The Best Bet
The Gators are on a heater and at home, with South Carolina coming off a loss to Vanderbilt. These are two teams trending in opposite directions, so we’ll take the Rowdy Reptiles at home.
Pick: Gators -9
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