|2013 ESPN2 College Football Week 12 Odds: Florida vs. South Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:00|
Florida vs. South Carolina Odds
South Carolina is 7-2 overall, 5-2 in the SEC, 4-0 at home and 4-5 against the spread. Florida is 4-5 overall, 3-4 in the SEC, 1-3 on the road and 3-6 against the spread. Florida has won five of its last seven against South Carolina.
Trends show that the home team has covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 games in this series and Florida is just 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 trips to South Carolina.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, South Carolina is the favorite at home, as the Gamecocks have odds of -13.5 points against Florida. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had South Carolina favored by 14 points. The spread dropped to 13 before moving up to 13.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 41.5 points.
South Carolina is coming off a 34-16 win against Mississippi State two weeks ago. The Gamecocks have won two straight since a 23-21 loss at Tennessee. South Carolina is scoring 32.1 points per game this season while allowing 22.1 points per contest on defense. Running back Mike Davis has led the team this year with 1,058 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Connor Shaw has thrown for 1,655 yards with 18 touchdowns and just one interception while adding 375 rushing yards.
Florida is coming off a 34-17 loss to Vanderbilt at home last week for the team’s fourth straight loss. The Gators haven’t been bad on defense this year, allowing just 19 points per game. The issue has been the offense, which is posting just 20.6 points and 335.7 yards per game. Tyler Murphy has thrown for 1,216 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense while Mack Brown is the leading rusher with 432 yards.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina linebackers James King (foot) and Kyle Morini (elbow) are both questionable for the game. Florida receiver D.L. Powell (ankle) and defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee) are questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing South Carolina, as the Gamecocks are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -13.5 points against Florida on Saturday.