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South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14

Alabama Crimson Tide (10-14) at South Carolina Gamecocks (9-15)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Saturday in Columbia in SEC college basketball action.

The South Carolina Gamecocks had to wait an extra day for their last game against Vandy but it was wroth it was they got their second SEC win of the season. South Carolina is 2-9 in the SEC and 7-5 at home this season. Brenton Williams is averaging 13.8 points per game to lead the Gamecocks in scoring. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.5 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.8 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. It has been a tough season in Columbia.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14

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The Alabama Crimson Tide are having a tough season but they are coming off of a big win over Ole Miss in their last game. Alabama is 4-7 against the SEC and 0-10 away from home this season. Trevor Releford leads the Tide averaging 18.7 points per game. Retin Obasohan is averaging 10.7 points, Nick Jacobs is averaging 8.7 points, and Levi Randolph is averaging 8.1 points per game. Alabama is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 4.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opposition is shooting 42.6 percent. Alabama is one of the best teams in the nation with a losing record.

South Carolina is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games overall, and 4-0 against the spread following a win. Alabama is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 4-11-2 against the spread in their last 17 games overall, and 0-7 against the spread following a win. Alabama is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games in South Carolina.

I believe the Tide are the better team but until they win on the road it is tough for me to give them any play so it is a lean to South Carolina. 

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South Carolina Gamecocks +1

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