Looking to win big? The Gamecocks and Volunteers face off at 6:30 ET on SECN. The Volunteers are hosting the game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. The over/under for this game is set at 136.5 points, and Tennessee is favored by -14.5 vs. South Carolina in a Southeastern conference matchup.
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS VS TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Carolina Gamecocks +14.5
This game will be played at Thompson-Boling Arena at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Volunteers.
- Even though we have Tennessee winning straight-up, we like South Carolina at +14.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will South Carolina Win on the Road?
South Carolina is coming off a 72-64 win over Missouri and has won three straight games. They are 17-3 overall and 5-2 in Southeastern Conference play.
On the road this season, the Gamecocks have gone 4-2, and their average scoring margin is -0.7 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they are 6-4.
South Carolina has been one of the best teams in the country against the spread this season, going 15-5. Their road ATS mark sits at 5-1 and they are 7-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gamecocks have gone 9-1 vs. the spread.
South Carolina’s over/under record this season is 10-10 and their games have averaged 137.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (140.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.
In their recent game, the Gamecocks’ offense concluded with 72 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.2 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Meechie Johnson Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while B.J. Mack also carries a PPG average of 13.9 into the game.
In the current season, the South Carolina defense has excelled, sitting 31st in the nation by allowing 64.4 points per game. The South Carolina defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed Missouri to connect on 10 threes.
Can the Volunteers Live Up to the Hype at Home?
After winning their last game against Vanderbilt by a score of 75-62, Tennessee comes into this game with a record of 15-4. So far, the Volunteers have been perfect at home, going 11-0 compared to their 4-4 record on the road.
As the favorite, Tennessee has gone 15-1 this season, and they have won their last four games. On the other hand, South Carolina has gone 0-3 as the underdog, and they come into this game as 14.5-point underdogs.
As the favorite this season, Tennessee has an ATS record of 8-7-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Volunteers are 4-6 vs. the spread. At home, Tennessee is 6-4-1 ATS this year and 5-4-1 ATS over their last 10 home games.
Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Tennessee’s games this season (142.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.
In their most recent game, the Volunteers’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 79.5 points per game. Leading Tennessee in scoring vs. Vanderbilt was Dalton Knecht with his 32 points. Santiago Vescovi also added 12 points for the Volunteers.
At this time, the Volunteers’ defense is positioned 50th in the country, permitting 66.1 points per game. Against Vanderbilt, the Volunteers’ defense gave up 62 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Vanderbilt only made 10 free-throws.