LSU vs. South Carolina - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (10-8) at LSU Tigers (15-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Wednesday at the Pete Maravich Center in SEC college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 15-4 this season and they have won four of their last five games. LSU is averaging 75.5 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Jarell Martin is averaging 17 points and 9.0 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Jordan Mickey is averaging 16.1 points and 10.7 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.4 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 12.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. LSU is 9-1 at home 4-2 in SEC play.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-8 this season and they have lost their last three games. South Carolina are averaging 68.9 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent form the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.4 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 10.1 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.8 points ad 5.1 rebounds. South Carolina is 1-2 on the road and 1-5 in the SEC.
LSU is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-1-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-3-1 against the spread following a win. South Carolina is 0-4 against the spread following a loss, 0-7 against the spread against the SEC, and 0-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
WIth the total set at 136 I like the under in this spot. My stronger play in this one will be on who will cover the spread and I wil post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.