Looking to win big? The Gamecocks and Tigers face off at 8:30 ET on SECN. The Tigers are hosting the game at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL. The over/under for this Southeastern conference contest is set at 137.5 points, with Auburn being favored by -11 at home against South Carolina.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS VS AUBURN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Carolina Gamecocks +11

This game will be played at Neville Arena at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Auburn winning straight-up, we like South Carolina at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does South Carolina Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

South Carolina enters this game as an 11-point underdog, and they have gone 8-2 when listed as the underdog this season. The Gamecocks have won seven straight games, and they are 21-3 overall.

On the road, South Carolina has gone 6-2 this season, and they have won their last four games away from home. For the year, the Gamecocks have an average scoring margin of +1.2 points per game on the road.

South Carolina has been excellent against the spread this season, going 18-6. They have been even better vs. the spread as the underdog, going 9-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gamecocks are 9-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-1 and they are 8-2 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. Overall, South Carolina has been a strong bet all season and especially as the underdog.

On the season, the over/under record for South Carolina games is 11-13. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 136.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is right in line with that average. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

The South Carolina offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Vanderbilt. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.7% and connected on 9 threes. B.J. Mack is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Meechie Johnson Jr. brings a PPG average of 14.1 into the game.

South Carolina’s defense has been playing well, ranking 16th nationally, with 64.0 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Auburn. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.7%.

Will the Tigers Live Up to Expectations at Home?

After losing their last game to Florida, Auburn will be looking to get back on track as they host South Carolina. The Tigers have been dominant at home this season, going a perfect 12-0 with an average scoring margin of +20.6 points per game.

Overall, Auburn has a record of 19-5, including an 8-3 mark in Southeastern Conference play. They have been the favorite in 23 of their 24 games, going 19-4 in those contests.

When looking at Auburn’s ATS record this season, they are 15-9. At home, they have gone 8-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have an 8-2 ATS mark. In their last three home games, Auburn is 3-0 ATS.

This season, Auburn’s over/under record is 9-15 and their games have an average point total of 149.5. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (150.7). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 164 points.

In their recent matchup, the Auburn offense ended with 65 points against Florida. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.1% and made 3 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Johni Broome who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16. Jaylin Williams also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.

Auburn’s defense has been playing well, ranking 58th nationally, with 67.1 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. South Carolina, the Auburn defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Auburn made 20 free-throws vs. the Tigers.