Arkansas Razorbacks vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/19/14
South Carolina Gamecocks (10-15) at Arkansas Razorbacks (16-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have win three of their last four games as they cling to their NCAA Tournament hopes by a thread. Arkansas is 13-2 at home and 5-7 overall in the SEC. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Rashad Madden is averaging 13.2 points, Michael Qualls is averaging 11.5 points, and Coty Clarke is averaging 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Arkansas is averaging 81.2 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Arkansas plays their next two games on the road at Mississippi State and Kentucky.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks have won their last two games but even so they are in last place in the SEC. South Carolina is 3-9 in the SEC and 2-10 away from home this season. Sindarius Thornwell is the Gamecocks leading scorer averaging 13.8 points per game. Brenton Williams is averaging 13.6 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.7 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. South Carolina is tied for the worst overall record in the SEC at 10-15.
Arkansas is 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 home games, 10-26 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record. South Carolina is 4-0-1 against the spread following a win, 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six road games following three or more consecutive home games, and 9-4-2 against the spread in their last 15 games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is a huge number but I like the Hogs to get it done at home here.
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