South Carolina vs. Florida Odds, Picks: How to Bet Gainesville NCAA Baseball Super Regional
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South Carolina vs. Florida Odds
These teams played a three-game series in Columbia toward the end of April. The Gamecocks have been plagued with injuries all season but managed to sweep the Gators in conference play.
Florida threw its trio of starters in Brandon Sproat, Hurston Waldrep and Jac Caglianone, as South Carolina generated 13 earned runs in 14.2 innings against the Gators' best arms.
If Florida's starting pitching falters, closer Brandon Neely brings 10 saves to the table and has the added advantage of not facing a single South Carolina hitter in April.
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Injuries have decimated the South Carolina roster throughout conference play, but it seems to be at full strength after blazing through Regionals in three games.
James Hicks, Jack Mahoney and Matthew Becker each got a start, as Eli Jones and Will Sanders played the glue roles out of the bullpen. The aforementioned names all played a large part in the sweep of Florida during the late-April series.
With the familiarity between these two teams, this series should be exceptionally close. No combination of starting pitchers from Florida and South Carolina projects greater than -120 for either team, while totals from Condron Park are expected around 13 runs a game.
The true series price gives Florida the slight edge because of home-field advantage and a BaseRuns total just a half-run greater than South Carolina. The opening number of Florida -148 is inflated, as Game 1 projects Brandon Sproat -110 over James Hicks while Game 2 projects Hurston Waldrep -107 over Jack Mahoney.
If a college baseball bettor doesn't have a future associated with either team, the underdog price on South Carolina is worth an investment.
- Game 1: South Carolina +115
- Series: South Carolina +115 or Better