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South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Volunteers (11-5) at South Carolina Gamecocks (10-6)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN U

The South Carolina Gamecocks battle the Tennessee Volunteers at Colonial Life Arena in SEC action.


The Tennessee Volunteers chances of success depend on whether they control the scoreboard and make some shots as they outscore opponents 64-62 so there is little wiggle room. The Vols have been at their best as winners in eight of ten after downing Missouri on the road by a 59-51 count on Saturday. It wasn't a pretty game from an offensive stand point with the Volunteers holding a 38.8%-36% shooting edge but they turned 16 Tigers fouls in to a hefty 18-3 advantage at the stripe to put this one in he win column. Armani Moore was the best player on the floor with a game high 15 points and eleven rebounds on 6-8 shooting followed by a 12 point effort from Kevin Punter. Derek Reese added ten points and eight boards with Josh Richardson chipping in with eight points and five yanks.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The South Carolina Gamecocks have scoring and defensive ability as they outscore the opposition 71-61 meaning they can win when the D struggles or vice versa. Having said that, things have not gone favorably with defeats in three of four following a 71-68 loss at Auburn Saturday as a three point favorite. The Tigers mustered a ten point lead at the break and held off the Gamecocks over the final 20 minutes despite only 36.5% marksmanship. South Carolina sank half their looks but gave the ball away 17 times and were outscored at the charity stripe 26-8. Duane Notice paced four double digit scorers with 16 points on 6-14 from the field with Laimonas Chatkevicius netting 15 points and posting eleven rebounds. Tyrone Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell tossed in 13 points apiece with seven players scoring overall.


The Volunteers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Southeastern and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Tennessee are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.Gamecocks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. South Carolina are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. South Carolina is at home and favored which I understand that but in my view Tennessee will be hanging around and I'll back them with the points...

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