Week 11 College Football Betting Odds: South Carolina At Florida
The 22nd-ranked Florida Gators will look to avoid the upset loss against streaking South Carolina when the longtime rivals square off in an intriguing Week 11 SEC showdown that will likely have bowl game implications for both teams.
Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value in this matchup.
In Depth Analysis On The Week 11 College Football Betting Odds: Gamecocks At Gators
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAF Odds: Florida Gators -14
The Florida Gators (6-2 SU, 3-5 ATS) had their three-game winning streak emphatically snapped in their humbling 31-10 loss to Arkansas on Saturday
Florida does have an elite defense that limits the opposition to just 11.7 points per game, but Florida often struggles offensively despite averaging a respectable 29.4 points per game. Case in point, Florida has topped the 28-point plateau just once in their last five games.
The Gators also have a talented quarterback in Luke del Rio, the son of Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, but the younger Del Rio is also a first-time starter that is very inexperienced right now.
South Carolina Gamecocks
The Gamecocks (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) won their third straight game by taking out Missouri 31-21. While Florida has struggled in losing two of their last five games, South Carolina seems to be hitting its stride at just the right time under first-year head coach Will Muschamp. More importantly, the Gamecocks are getting some fantastic play out of freshman signal-caller Jake Bentley.
South Carolina’s surprisingly talented young quarterback has played with a poise that belies his youth and inexperience. Bentley threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina to their most recent win and the Gamecocks are 3-0 behind their new starting quarterback.
Expert Prediction and Pick
For me, South Carolina’s defense, which limits the opposition to just 21.2 points per game, is what will be the deciding factor that leads the Gamecocks to the ATS win at the very least in this matchup.
Florida is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after failing to cover the spread, but the Gators are also just 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games. South Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and will cover the spread in this contest while giving the Gators all they can handle for the outright win.