Looking to win big? The Gamecocks and Tigers face off at 3:30 ET on ESPN. The Tigers are hosting the game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The odds for this Southeastern conference game currently have Auburn as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142 points.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS VS AUBURN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Carolina Gamecocks +7.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 3:30 ET on Friday, March 15th.

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 +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can South Carolina Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

South Carolina is 25-6 overall this season, including a 13-5 record in Southeastern Conference play. The Gamecocks have gone 8-3 on the road, and they have won two straight games away from home.

As the underdog, South Carolina is 10-4 this season, and they have gone 4-1 on the road over their last five games. In their most recent game, the Gamecocks defeated Arkansas by a score of 80-66.

South Carolina has been a strong team against the spread this season, going 22-9. Their road ATS mark is 9-2, and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gamecocks have an impressive ATS record of 8-2.

South Carolina’s over/under record this season is 15-16 and the average scoring total in their games is 137.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.8). So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 150 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

South Carolina’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Arkansas. They had an overall field goal percentage of 52.5% and made 13/21 free throws. Leading South Carolina in scoring vs. Arkansas was Collin Murray-Boyles with his 24 points. B.J. Mack also added 19 points for the Gamecocks.

So far this season, the South Carolina defense has been performing well, ranking 36th in the country at 66.4 points allowed per contest. South Carolina’s three-point defense is currently 46th in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.4% of their shots vs. South Carolina.

Is It the Tigers Game to Lose at Home?

With a 15-1 record at home this season, Auburn has been dominant on its home floor. The Tigers have won nine of their last 10 games at home and have an average scoring margin of +19.1 points per game at home.

Overall, Auburn has won three straight games and comes in with a record of 24-7. The Tigers are 13-5 in Southeastern Conference games and 11-2 in non-conference action.

When looking at Auburn’s ATS record this season, they are currently 19-12. At home, they have gone 10-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 7-3.

On the season, Auburn’s over/under record is 14-17. So far, their games have averaged 152 points compared to an average over/under line of 150.7, resulting in a margin of +1.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this season (152). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 161 points compared to their season average of 152 points per game.

The Auburn offense is coming off a game in which they scored 92 points vs. Georgia. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.6% while connecting on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Johni Broome, who is averaging 16.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jaylin Williams also maintains a PPG average of 12.9 heading into game.

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 78th in the country at 68.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. South Carolina. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.6%.