Looking to win big? The Gamecocks and Crimson Tide face off at 7:00 ET on SECN. The Crimson Tide are hosting the game at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL. This Southeastern conference matchup has an over/under of 154 points, and the Crimson Tide are favored to win at home vs. the Gamecocks.
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS VS ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Carolina Gamecocks +12
This game will be played at Coleman Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Crimson Tide.
- Even though we have Alabama winning straight-up, we like South Carolina at +12.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can The Gamecocks Secure a Road Victory?
South Carolina will be looking to extend their win streak to seven games when they take on Alabama. So far this season, the Gamecocks have gone 13-1, including a 1-0 mark in Southeastern Conference play. On the road, they have gone 2-1, and their average scoring margin in these games has been +2.7 points.
Coming into this game, South Carolina has been the underdog in four of their 14 games, going 3-1 in these matchups. Their most recent game was a 68-62 win over Mississippi State, and over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 4-6.
South Carolina has been one of the best teams in the country against the spread this season, posting an 11-3 mark. They have also been strong on the road, going 3-0 vs. the spread away from home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gamecocks have an 8-2 ATS record.
South Carolina’s over/under record for the season is 6-8 and today’s line of 154 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2.
Coming off their recent game, the South Carolina offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Mississippi State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.4%, and they made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Gamecocks was Meechie Johnson Jr. with 24 points, while Myles Stute also chipped in with 15 points.
Coming into today’s game, the South Carolina defense is giving up an average of 63.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Alabama. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.
Will the Crimson Tide Defense Show Up at Home?
Alabama is 6-1 at home this season, and they’ve won their last two games at home. They are 9-2 as the favorite this season, and they have a +28.7 average scoring margin at home.
So far, Alabama has gone 1-0 in Southeastern Conference play, and they’ve won three games in a row. For the season, they are 9-5, and their record in non-conference games is 8-5.
Alabama has an overall ATS record of 7-7 this season. At home, the Crimson Tide are 5-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Alabama is 5-5. In their last 3 home games, they have gone 1-2 ATS.
Alabama’s over/under record this season is 10-4 and today’s line of 154 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (159.9). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 162 points.
The Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Vanderbilt. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.1% while connecting on 12 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Mark Sears, who is averaging 19.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Grant Nelson also maintains a PPG average of 13.8 heading into game.
Currently, the Crimson Tide’s defense holds the 247th rank in the nation, allowing 75.8 points per game. Alabama’s three-point defense is currently 129th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.3% of their shots vs. Alabama.