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Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14

South Carolina Gamecocks (8-14) at Tennessee Volunteers (14-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)

The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Tennessee Volunteers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday in Knoxville in SEC college basketball.

The Tennessee Volunteers have gone 2-2 in their last four games and have played three of their last four games on the road. Tennessee is 5-4 in the SEC and 10-2 at home this season. Jordan McCrae leads the Vols averaging 19 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 13.8 points and 10.4 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 11 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 9.2 points. Tennessee is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Tennessee is tied for fourth place in the SEC standings.

Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14

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The South Carolina Gamecocks are having a miserable season and they are in last place in the SEC standings, South Carolina is 2-9 away from home and they are just 1-8 in SEC play. Brenton Williams is averaging 14 points per game to lead the Gamecocks. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.1 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.7 points, and Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 5.3 points. South Carolina is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. South Carolina is just 8-14 overall.

Tennessee is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 19-7 against the spread following a loss. South Carolina is 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 7-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.

I like the Vols to take care of business here and even with the big number they cover the spread. 

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Tennessee Volunteers -14

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