Cocks' Lost 3 of Last 4 Games
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators help get Tuesday’s college basketball betting action underway at BetAnySports with a 7 p.m. (ET) tip at Exactech Arena. As one of ESPN’s featured matchups of the night, Florida comes into this SEC tilt as a 8-point favorite. Oddsmakers opened the Gators at 10-point favorites. The total is down to 138 after opening at 142.
The Gamecocks have now lost three of their last four games straight-up. They got upended by Vanderbilt 71-62 this past Saturday as two-point road favorites. The Cocks' have failed to cover against the spread in their last five games. This makes them fall to 10-14 ATS on the year. South Carolina is now 10-4 in SEC play, and have an overall record of 20-7. The total stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ 137-point line in Saturday’s loss. The total went OVER in the Gamecocks’ previous five outings.
South Carolina has built a reputation this season as being one of the better defensive teams in the nation. With a points-allowed average of 64.1 going into this bad stretch, that average has ballooned all the way to 78.4 points over its last five games. Offensively, Sindarius Thornwell leads the team in scoring with 20.2 PPG and he ended Saturday’s loss with 21 points and six rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 73 points a game this year.
Gators have won 8-Straight Games Straight Up and are 6-2 ATS
The Gators were able to extend their current SU winning streak to eight games with Saturday’s 57-52 victory on the road against Mississippi State. Florida could not cover BetAnySports’ closing 10-point spread as a favorite, but it is still a very profitable 6-2 ATS during this winning streak. The total stayed UNDER the closing 147-point line and it has stayed UNDER in five of its last seven games. The Gators return to Gainesville with a 6-4 record ATS in 10 previous home games.
Defense was the name of the game this past Saturday, but Florida lit things up on the scoreboard last Tuesday with a 114-95 victory against Auburn as a 10-point favorite on the road. The Gators are averaging 79.5 points this season led by a trio of players scoring at least 11 PPG. Chris Chiozza and KeVaughn combined for 25 points in Saturday’s win and senior guard Canyon Berry, who leads the team with 13.2 PPG, posted 30 points in last Tuesday’s romp.
Both of these teams are among the best in the SEC this season, but I have to go with Florida both SU and ATS this Tuesday night given its current form.
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