Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 11/06/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 6, 2021
Venue:  Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
Where to Watch:  SEC Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Florida -18.5, South Carolina +18.5; Over/Under:  53 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Florida -18, South Carolina +18; Over/Under:  53 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Florida -18.5, South Carolina +18.5; Over/Under:  52.5 points
 

Season Record

Florida Gators:  4-4 (4th place SEC East)
South Carolina Gamecocks:  4-4 (6th place, SEC East)
 
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Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Florida Gators:  lost at home on Oct. 30 against the Georgia Bulldogs 34-7.
South Carolina Gamecocks:  lost on the road on Oct. 23 against the Texas A&M Aggies 44-14.
 
 
 

Florida Gators Analysis

Florida is coming into this college football game with a 4-4 record overall and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 7th conference matchup of the year and they are out of the running with a 2-4 record in their conference games this season. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games and they are coming into this one on a 2 game losing streak. They lost their last game to Georgia and none of their quarterbacks played well in that game. Anthony Richardson completed 12/20 passes for 82 yards and 2 interceptions while Emory Jones completed 10/14 passes for 112 yards and no touchdown passes. Dameon Pierce led the team in rushing with 69 yards on 9 carries but they could not really get their ground game going in that one. Justin Shorter led the receivers with 50 yards on 4 receptions in what was a very quiet day for the receiving corps. Trey Dean III and Rashad Torrence II both led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Dean had 1 sack as well and Torrence had 2 interceptions in that one. That was the only sack recorded by the defense and the only interceptions by them in that game. They have scored 248 points in their 8 games this season averaging 31 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 182 points against them allowing 22.3 PPG. Their offense is averaging 483.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 340.4 YPG.
 
 

South Carolina Gamecocks Analysis

South Carolina is coming into this game with a 4-4 record overall and they are 3-1 in their home games this college football season where they will be in this game. This will be the 6th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are out of the running with a 1-4 record on their conference games this season. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and they are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Jason Brown had an awful game in that one as he completed 8/14 passes for 84 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Zaquandre White led the team in rushing with 59 yards on 8 carries but they did not have much of a run game in that one. Josh Vann led the receivers with 32 yards on 2 receptions while Traevon Kenion caught the only touchdown pass in that game in what was a very quiet day for the receiving corps. Damani Staley led the defense in that game with 4 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones while Aaron Sterling was right behind him with 4 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. They have scored 167 points in their 8 games this season averaging 20.9 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 196 points against them allowing 24.5 PPG. Their offense is averaging 328.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 343.4 YPG.
 

 

Florida vs South Carolina Prediction

Florida is coming into this game as an 18.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They have had a few bad losses this season and have not really performed well against the big schools. They have been beating up on the smaller schools though and that is what is going to happen in this game. Florida has a much better team and when South Carolina has played teams of Florida's caliber they have been blown out by over 20 points in most of those games. The best bet to place in this game is on Florida to cover the spread here as they will blow out South Carolina and barely let them score any points.
 
Florida South Carolina Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 6, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Florida 42 South Carolina 17.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Florida Gators: 146-154 O/U in all games. 52-63 O/U when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 107-118 O/U as a favorite. 33-36 O/U as a road favorite. 48-54 O/U in road games. 103-107 O/U against conference opponents.
South Carolina Gamecocks: 125-139 O/U in all games. 36-46 O/U when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 70-75 O/U as an underdog. 24-29 O/U as a home underdog. 64-69 O/U in home games. 88-97 O/U against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Florida Gators:  E. White (OL) Ques Sat - Ankle injury. T. Whittemore (WR) Ques Sat - Leg injury. A. Richardson (QB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury.
South Carolina Gamecocks:  D. Wonnum (OL) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. J. Dickerson (DB) Doub Sat - Ankle injury. R. Powers (WR) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"The talent's there. We've just got to get him coached up on the intangibles." - Dan Mullen on his team after their loss to Georgia in their last game.


"That's what a dominant SEC football team looks like and they played like it." - Shane Beamer on his team’s loss to Texas A&M in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Florida Gators
WR Jacob Copeland
WR Shorter, Justin 
WR Whittemore, Trent 
TE Gamble, Kemore 
QB Jones, Emory 
RB Pierce, Dameon 
 
South Carolina Gamecocks
WR Jalen Brooks 
WR Joyner, Dakereon 
WR Vann, Josh 
TE Muse, Nick 
TE Jaheim Bell
QB Noland, Zeb 
RB White, ZaQuandre 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Florida Gators
Passing: E. Jones (1416)
Rushing: E. Jones (516)
Receiving: Receiving: J. Copeland (450)
Touchdowns: D. Pierce (8)
 
South Carolina Gamecocks
Passing: L. Doty (975)
Rushing: Z. White (291)
Receiving: J. Vann (420)
Touchdowns: J. Vann (3)
 
Coaches:
Florida Gators: Dan Mullen (4th season)
South Carolina Gamecocks: Shane Beamer (1st season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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