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Auburn vs. South Carolina - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Carolina Gamecocks (16-14) at Auburn Tigers (24-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Auburn Arena)

The Line: Auburn Tigers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC

The South Carolina Gamecocks and Auburn Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Auburn Arena.

The South Carolina Gamecocks need a win after splitting their last six games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 69.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Chris Silva is averaging 13.9 points and 1.1 assists while Frank Booker is averaging 12 points and 3.3 rebounds. Maik Kotsar is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Justin Minaya is dishing 1.5 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost four straight road games.

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Auburn vs. South Carolina - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Auburn Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 84.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Mustapha Heron is averaging 16.7 points and 5.5 rebounds while Bryce Brown is averaging 15.9 points and 1.8 assists. Jared Harper is the third double-digit scorer and Desean Murray is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have won five of their last six home games.

The Gamecocks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The Auburn Tigers have cooled off quite a bit recently, but they're still the most consistent team in the SEC that's fighting for the top spot in the SEC tournament and outscoring teams by more than 17 points at home. The South Carolina Gamecocks continue struggling to score the basketball and like they are on the season, they're shooting under 40 percent on the road. South Carolina did beat Auburn on the road a couple weeks ago despite being seven-point underdogs, but the Tigers are a different club at home. There's better games on the board, but Auburn should win this contest by double digits.

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