South Carolina vs. Alabama - 1/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (12-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks (9-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Tuesday a Colonial Life Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-5 this season but they have lost their last two games to open SEC play 0-2. South Carolina is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.6 points and their opponents are shooting 34.8 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 12.4 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 10.4 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 9.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. South Carolina is 6-2 at home this season.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12-3 this season and they have won their last six games. Alabama is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents shoot 40.7 percent. Levi Randolph leads the Crimson Tide averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Rocky Tarrant is averaging 13.2 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.9 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.1 points. Alabama is 1-2 on the road this season with their road win coming in their last game winning by 18 points at Tennessee.
South Carolina is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-3-1 against the spread at home against a tea with a losing road record, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Alabama is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
The total looks to be on the low side for these two so my free pick is the over. I have a stronger play on who will cover the point spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.