Kentucky vs. South Carolina - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (12-11) at Kentucky Wildcats (24-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday at Rupp Arena in SEC college basketball.
The Kentucky Wildcats are on the hunt for a perfect season as they enter this game at 24-0 and ranked umber one in the nation. Kentucky is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 52.2 points and their opponents are shooting 34.2 percent. Aaron Harrison leads the Wildcats averaging 11.1 points per game. Devin Booker is averaging 10.8 points, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-11 this season and they are coning off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. South Carolina is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.4 percent. Sindarius Thornwell leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Duane Notice is averaging 11 points, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 9.6 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. South Carolina is 1-5 on the road and 3-8 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record, and 0-5 against the spread against the SEC. South Carolina is 1-8 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-11 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
South Carolina usually gives Kentucky fits but I can see the Cats throwing them a beating here so Kentucky laying the big number is my play.