Arkansas vs. South Carolina - 2/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (11-9) at Arkansas Razorbacks (16-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC TV
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena in SEC College basketball action.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 16-5 this season and are coming off of a loss to Florida that ended a three game winning streak. Arkansas is averaging 80.4 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.9 points and 5.3 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 9.9 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.2 points. Arkansas is 13-1 at home and 5-3 in the SEC.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-9 this season and they are coming off of a decisive win over Georgia. South Carolina is averaging 68.3 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.5 points and their opponents are shooting 36.7 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.4 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 10.1 points, and Laimonas Chatkeviicius is averaging 8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds. South Carolina is 1-3 on the road and 2-6 in the SEC.
Arkansas is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 16-33 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. South Carolina is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-8 against the spread against the SEC, and 19-40-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in 10 of the last 14 meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.