South Carolina vs. Oklahoma State - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Saturday in Columbia in SEC vs. Big 12 college basketball action.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are a disappointing 4-3 this season but they are coming off of back-to-back wins. South Carolina is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Sindarius Thornwell leads the Gamecocks 13 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Duane Notice is averaging 10.6 points, Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Tyrone Johnson is averaging 8.6 points. South Carolina has failed most of their previous tests against the tougher competition,
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are off to a 7-0 start and they are looking to enter the national rankings. OSU is averaging 77.5 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent including 34.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Phil Forte leads the Cowboys is scoring averaging 19.3 points per game. Le’Bryan Nash is averaging 18.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, Michael Cobbins is averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Anthony Hickey is averaging 8.4 points. Oklahoma State has played he 276th ranked schedule thus far but it is projected to be 19th ranked once they are done with their Big 12 schedule.
South Carolina is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread against the Big 12, and 104 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oklahoma State is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 3-14-1 against the spread in their last 18 road games, and 6-1 against the spread against the SEC.
I am expecting a lot of point in this one and for it to be an over type play and with the total at 138 that just confirms it.