Looking to win big? The Rattlers and Gamecocks face off at 2:00 ET on SEC. The Gamecocks are hosting the game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 129.5 points, with the Gamecocks being the favored team playing at home against the Rattlers.
FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS VS SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +22
This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Gamecocks.
- Even though we have South Carolina winning straight-up, we like Florida A&M at +22.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
This will be the 11th game of the season for Florida A&M, who currently have a 2-8 record. So far, all of their games have been played on the road. As Florida A&M enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 4-4. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.
In 10 games, Florida A&M comes in with an over/under mark of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 139.5 points per game. When looking at the Rattlers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 139 points per game.
The Florida A&M offense is coming off a game in which they scored 56 points vs. UCF. Overall their field goal percentage was 44% while connecting on 5 threes. Roderick Coffee III led the team in scoring, putting up 14 points. Additionally, Shannon Grant contributed 12 points for the Rattlers.
The Rattlers’ defense is presently ranked 278th nationally, allowing an average of 82.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. UCF, the Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 69 points vs. Florida A&M.
Do the Gamecocks Have What it Takes at Home?
After defeating Elon by a score of 70-43, South Carolina’s record now stands at 11-1. When playing away from home, the Gamecocks have a 2-1 record, while they remain undefeated at home with a 9-0 record. Against the spread, South Carolina has a solid 9-3 record this season. In their last ten games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.
Through 12 games, South Carolina has an over/under record of 5-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 137.1 points per game so far. The Gamecocks have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 131 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
The South Carolina offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against Elon. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.3% and connected on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Ta’lon Cooper with 20 points. Myles Stute also added 11 points for the Gamecocks.
Currently, the Gamecocks’ defense holds the 26th rank in the nation, allowing 63.2 points per game. South Carolina will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Elon to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.