Tennessee vs. South Carolina - 2/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (13-12) at Tennessee Volunteers (18-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Tennessee Volunteers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena.
The South Carolina Gamecocks could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 68.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Chris Silva is averaging 14.3 points and 1.1 assists while Frank Booker is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Maik Kotsar is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Justin Minaya is dishing 1.5 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Tennessee Volunteers look for another victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 75.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Grant Williams is averaging 15.9 points and two assists while Admiral Schofield is averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Lamonte Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bowden is dishing 1.7 assists. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have won five straight home games.
The Gamecocks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Volunteers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Southeastern and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Tennessee Volunteers have shown that they're a really balanced basketball team and are probably only going to get better as this young team grows up with more experience. The South Carolina Gamecocks clearly aren't the same team they were last season, and they're being outscored by 15 points during this losing streak. There's reasons the spread is rather high. However, South Carolina is still a decent defensive club and can hang in around in games if the team can simply make a few shots. That Gamecocks offense is brutal. I still feel safer having the points in my pocket, as I'm not ready to just throw out double-idigit chalk with the Vols just yet.