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Auburn Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/26/14

South Carolina Gamecocks (10-17) at Auburn Tigers (12-13)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Auburn Arena)

The Line: Auburn Tigers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Auburn Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball.

The Auburn Tigers have lost four of their last five games and are just a game above last place in the SEC standings. Auburn is 4-10 in the SEC and 11-5 at home this season. Chris Denson leads the Tigers averaging 20.3 point per game. K.T. Harell is averaging 18.7 points per game, Tahj Shamsid-Deen is averaging 9.6 points, and Allen Payne is averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Auburn is averaging 73 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Auburn is 3-4 in home SEC games.

Auburn Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/26/14

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The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost their last two games and they are tied for last place in the SEC. South Carolina is 3-11 in the SEC and 2-11 away from home this season. Brenton Williams leads the Gamecocks averaging 14.3 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.7 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.6 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. This year has been nothing short of a disaster for Frank Martin and South Carolina.

Auburn is 7-16 against the spread against the SEC, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 7-20 against the spread following a loss. South Carolina is 6-19-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 4-9 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in 13 of the last 16 meetings of these two.

We have two bad teams and while I hate laying points in a spot like this Auburn is the lesser of two evils. 

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