The South Carolina Gamecocks and Tennessee Volunteers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Preview
The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 64.7 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Gregory Jackson II is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Meechie Johnson is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 assists. Hayden Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Chico Carter Jr. is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Tennessee Volunteers Betting Preview
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 72.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 56.3 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Santiago Vescovi is averaging 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Zakai Zeigler is averaging 10.8 points and 5.4 assists. Olivier Nkamhoua is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah-Jordan James is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 24.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
South Carolina vs Tennessee Trends
The Gamecocks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Volunteers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Gamecocks last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Volunteers last 7 overall. The road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Tennessee Volunteers have the horses to blow the doors off here, but they have had a couple of hiccups recently, and you have to question just how motivated they are to keep their foot on the gas. The South Carolina Gamecocks should have a bit more confidence after taking Alabama to the wire, and they lose on the road by an average of 5.8 points. This is a massive line. Give me South Carolina.