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South Carolina vs. Tennessee - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Volunteers (13-14) at South Carolina Gamecocks (22-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -9 -- Over/Under: 149.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC Network

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball action.

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 22-5 this season and they are coming off of a win over Florida that ended a two game losing skid. South Carolina is averaging 76.8 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Michael Carrera leads the Gamecocks averaging 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 12.9 points, Duane Notice is averaging 11.2 points, and Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 9.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. South Carolina is 14-1 at home and 9-5 in the SEC.

South Carolina vs. Tennessee - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-14 this season and they are coming off of a 16-point win over LSU that ended a two game losing skid. Tennessee is averaging 76.4 points per game and they are shooting 41.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Kevin Punter leads the Vols averaging 22.2 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, Robert Hubbs III is averaging 11.2 points, and Devon Baulkman is averaging 8.8 points. Tennessee is 1-9 on the road and 6-8 in the SEC.

South Carolina is 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 home games, 14-5 against the spread following a win, and 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games. Tennessee is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-6-1 against the spread following a win. Tennessee is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against South Carolina.

South Carolina hasn’t been as solid the past few weeks while Tennessee plays well when the least is expected of them so I will take the Vols and the points even though Kevin Punter is out. 

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Tennessee Volunteers +8.5

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