Auburn vs. South Carolina - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (10-5) at Auburn Tigers (9-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Auburn Tigers ad the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday at Auburn Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Auburn Tigers are 9-7 this season and are coming off of a 20-point beat down at the hands of Florida. Auburn is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. K.T. Harrell is averaging 16.3 points per game to lead the Tigers. Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 13.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, Antoine Mason is averaging 14.4 points, and K.C. Ross-Miller is averaging 6.8 points. Auburn is 8-1 at home this season.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-5 this season and the are coming off of a two-point win over Alabama. South Carolina is averaging 1.2 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents are shooting 35.5 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 12.1 points per game. Tyrone Johnson is averaging 10.5 points, Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. South Carolina is 1-1 on the road this season.
Auburn is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 8-20-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-3-1 against the spread against the SEC. South Carolina is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 0-4 against the spread against the SEC. The road team has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 14 meetings of these two.
I am not sure how Auburn is the dog here but I am not asking questions and taking the points to the bank.