South Carolina vs. Florida odds: Picks from model on 13-6 college basketball run

A loaded Saturday of college hoops tip off at noon ET on CBS when the Florida Gators travel to face the South Carolina Gamecocks in an SEC battle. Florida is favored by 4.5 points, unchanged from the opening line.

In a game with major implication on the SEC standings, you need to see what SportsLine's Projection Model has to say. 

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, completely crushed its top-rated college basketball picks last season, returning a profit of almost $6,600 on $100 bets for anybody who followed them. 

That wasn't a fluke, either. The model entered Friday on a strong 13-6 run on its top-rated picks. Anybody who has been following those picks is way, way up. 

Now it has simulated Florida vs. South Carolina 10,000 times and its picks are in. 

We can tell you the model is calling for 15.6 points from Florida forward Egor Koulechov and 13.1 points for guard KeVaughn Allen. But will that be enough for the Gators to cover the spread? The model has a strong pick for one side that you can see only over at SportsLine.

The model has taken into account South Carolina's four-game losing streak that has dropped the Gamecocks to 13-11 overall and 4-7 in conference play. After winning three of four back in January, including impressive victories over Kentucky and Florida, the Gamecocks have been on a major slide.

The last two games haven't even been competitive as the Gamecocks fell to Texas A&M by 23 and 16 to Arkansas.

But just because South Carolina has struggled recently, doesn't mean that the Gamecocks will get blown out by Florida.

The Gators have dropped three of their last five, including double-digit losses to Georgia and Alabama during that span. They've struggled to find consistency on the offensive end recently as well, scoring an average of just 55 points in those two losses.

And the Gamecocks already have a road win over Florida under their belts, so confidence shouldn't be an issue for a team that desperately need this win.

So what side of Florida-South Carolina do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see which side covers the spread well over 50 percent of the time, and get all of SportsLine's advanced computer's picks for Florida-South Carolina, all from a model on a strong 13-6 run on its top-rated college basketball picks. 

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