Alabama vs. South Carolina - 2/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (13-13) at Alabama Crimson Tide (16-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Alabama Crimson Tide is 16-11 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Alabama is averaging 67.2 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Levi Randolph leads the Crimson Tide averaging 14.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 13.1 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.3 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.5 points. Alabama is 12-4 at home and 6-8 in the SEC.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 13-13 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. South Carolina is averaging 65.2 points and they are shooting 40.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead the Gamecocks. Duane Notice is averaging 11.1 points, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 9.3 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. South Carolina is 2-6 on the road and 4-10 in the SEC.
Alabama is 6-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-0 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. South Carolina is 2-7 against the spread following a loss, 3-13 against the spread against the SEC, and 2-12 against the spread in their last 14 games. The road team is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I don’t love the way Alabama has been playing but they are the far better option here.