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South Carolina vs. Kentucky - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kentucky Wildcats (18-6) at South Carolina Gamecocks (21-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday in a SEC college basketball battle of ranked teams.

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 21-3 this season and they have won four of their last five games. South Carolina is averaging 78 points per game and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Michael Carrera leads the Gamecocks averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds, Duane Notice is averaging 11.1 points, and Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. South Carolina is 13-0 at home and 8-3 in the SEC.

South Carolina vs. Kentucky - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-6 this season and they have won their last two games. Kentucky is averaging 78.4 points per game and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent.  Jamal Murray leads UK averaging 18.5 points per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 assists, Alex Poythress is averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds, Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kentucky is 2-5 on the road and they are 8-3 in SEC.

South Carolina is 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 home games, 4-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 games. Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread against the SEC, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.

The crowd should be sky high for this one and I just can’t take Kentucky on the road in this spot. 

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South Carolina Gamecocks +1

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