Alabama vs. South Carolina - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (15-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (9-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Alabama Crimson Tide square off Wednesday night at the Coleman Coliseum.
The South Carolina Gamecocks hope to win their 17th straight regular season game. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 80.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 38 percent shooting. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 12.6 points and 3.8 assists while Duane Notice is averaging 11.9 points and 2.2 rebounds. Michael Carrera is dishing 1.5 assists and Mindaugas Kacinas is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. South Carolina is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won four of their last five road games.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 66 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Retin Obasohan is averaging 14.6 points and 2.1 assists while Arthur Edwards is averaging 10.5 points and four rebounds. Shannon Hale is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.7 assists. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. Alabama is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won eight of their last 13 home games.
The Gamecocks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Alabama just isn't deep enough to hang with a South Carolina team that plays high level basketball at both ends of the court. This is just a mismatch for the Crimson Tide, and the low chalk makes the Gamecocks the play even more.