South Carolina vs. Arkansas - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (23-6) at South Carolina Gamecocks (14-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Thursday at Colonial Life Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 14-14 this season and they are coming off of a win over MSU in their last outing. South Carolina is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 40.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.3 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11 points and 5.0 rebounds, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 9.9 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. South Carolina is 10-5 at home and 5-11 in the SEC.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are 23-6 this season and they have won 10 of their last 12 games. Arkansas is averaging 79.1 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 10 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 7.9 points. Arkansas is 6-5 on the road and 12-4 in the SEC.
South Carolina is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, 3-14 against the spread against the SEC, and 2-12 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Arkansas is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, 1-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 18-40 against the spread in their last 58 road games. The home team has covered the point spread in 11 of the past 15 meetings of these two.
The total is a 141.5 and I like the over at that number. My stronger Pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.