Tennessee vs. South Carolina - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (14-15) at Tennessee Volunteers (15-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -2 -- Over/Under: 122 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 15-14 this season and they are coming off of a win over LSU that ended a five game losing streak. Tennessee is averaging 63.3 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 15.7 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 11.1 points and 6.9 rebounds, Kevin Punter is averaging 10.2 points, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 6.7 points. Tennessee is 9-5 at home and 7-10 in the SEC.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 14-15 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. South Carolina is averaging 65.6 points and they are shooting 40.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.5 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 10.9 points, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 10.1 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. South Carolina is 2-7 on the road and 5-12 in the SEC.
Tennessee is 2-12-2 against the spread in their last 16 home games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 3-7-1 against the spread following a win. South Carolina is 3-8 against the spread following a loss, 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 games, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games. The favorite has covered the points spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
The total is set at 122 and I see that number being too low so my free pick is over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.