Florida vs South Carolina Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

South Carolina (23-5) vs Florida (20-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

Betting Odds: South Carolina +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Colonial Life Arena. Florida and South Carolina are both playing well heading into this game, but one team has to come out on top. 

Florida Looks for Third Straight Win

Florida is playing really well heading into this game and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Missouri, Florida scored 83 points and ended up winning by nine points. Two games ago against Vanderbilt, they were able to win 77-64. Florida is averaging 84.7 points while their defense is giving up 77 points per game. The offense is ranked 9th in college basketball. They also average 66.4 shots per game which is the most in college basketball. Walter Clayton Jr is averaging 16.8 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

South Carolina Back on the Right Track

South Carolina is back on the right track and they should have confidence heading into this game. Two games ago against Ole Miss, they were able to secure the 72-59 victory and in the last game against Texas A&M they were able to secure a 70-68 victory. South Carolina is averaging 71.7 points while the defense is giving up 65.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 22nd in college basketball. Meechie Johnson is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 39.7 percent from the field. South Florida will face Tennessee after this game.

Florida vs South Carolina Betting Prediction 

Away from home this season, Florida hasn’t been as good and they sit with a 3-5 record overall. South Carolina at home comes into this game with a 13-2 record at home, and the Gamecocks are going to pick up another win at home. South Carolina is going to have no issue running up the score against the Florida defense that is giving up 77 points per game. South Carolina is going to get the job done here. Back South Carolina against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick South Carolina +2.5

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