Arkansas vs. South Carolina - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (23-7) at Arkansas Razorbacks (16-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Saturday at the Bud Walton Arena.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 76.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Michael Carrera is averaging 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds while Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 12.8 points and 3.8 assists. Duane Notice is dishing 2.1 assists and Mindaugas Kacinas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Gamecocks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks hope to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 79.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Moses Kingsley is averaging 16.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while Dusty Hannahs is averaging 16 points and 2.4 rebounds. Anthlon Bell is the third double-digit scorer and Jabril Durham is dishing 6.2 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Razorbacks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won five of their last six home games.
The Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Razorbacks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The home team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are picking up steam at the right time and are running into a Gamecocks team that's really struggling. Add the fact this is the last home game for Arkansas, and the Razorbacks should win and cover this number.