Arkansas vs. South Carolina - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (17-15) at Arkansas Razorbacks (21-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Thursday in the college basketball SEC Tournament at the Scottrade Center.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for another victory after beating Ole Miss on Wednesday. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 69.8 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Chris Silva is averaging 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Frank Booker is averaging 12.5 points and 1.3 assists. Maik Kotsar is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Justin Minaya is dishing 1.5 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won three of their last four neutral site games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks head into this tournament winning six of their last eight games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 82 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jaylen Barford is averaging 17.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while Daryl Macon is averaging 17.1 points and four assists. Daniel Gafford is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Beard is dishing three assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won three of their last four neutral site games.
The Gamecocks are 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 neutral site games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Razorbacks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southeastern and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
When these teams met a month ago, the Arkansas Razorbacks won by 16 points and shot over 47 percent from the field. The South Carolina Gamecocks don't have the offensive firepower to hang with Arkansas when those shots at falling, and they're shooting just 40.3 percent from the field in their last five games. Give me the Razorbacks and the small line.