South Carolina vs. Alabama - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (11-8) at South Carolina Gamecocks (17-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Alabama Crimson Tide need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 66.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 40 percent shooting. Retin Obasohan is averaging 15.2 points and 2.3 assists while Shannon Hale is averaging 11 points and 3.3 rebounds. Justin Coleman is dishing 3.5 assists and Riley Norris is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Crimson Tide are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks look to build on their impressive 18-2 record. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 78.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Michael Carrera is averaging 13.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11.8 points and 3.7 assists. Duane Notice is dishing 2.2 assists and Mindaugas Kacinas is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Gamecocks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won 11 straight home games.
The Crimson Tide are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Gamecocks are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
South Carolina will be eager to return the favor to Alabama, and the Gamecocks have covered 11 of their last 13 home games and 16 of their last 21 games overall. Sounds about right. The Gamecocks roll the tide.