Missouri Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14
South Carolina Gamecocks (7-11) at Missouri Tigers (14-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Missouri Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday in a SEC college basketball battle.
The Missouri Tigers haven’t been able to put together wins in the SEC and they sit at 2-3 in conference play. Missouri is 14-4 overall and 9-1 at home this season. Jabari Brown leads the Tigers averaging 19.3 points per game. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.7 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 14 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 6.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 74.4 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Missouri sits in 10th place in the SEC standings.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are still looking for their first SEC win of the season starting conference play at 0-5. South Carolina is 2-7 away from home this season and they have played the 32nd ranked schedule in the country. Sindarius Thornwell is the Gamecocks leading scorer averaging 12.8 points per game. Brenton Williams is averaging 11.5 points, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 11.2 points, Duane Notice is averaging 6.9 points. South Carolina is averaging 70.6 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. South Carolina is tied for last place in the SEC standings.
Missouri is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record. South Carolina is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 road games, and 2-8-1 against the spread against the SEC.
This is a big number but this is a game where Missouri gets to whoop it up as they pound the Gamecocks.
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