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LSU vs. South Carolina - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Carolina at LSU
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Line
LSU Tigers -10 O/U: 154
TV Channel
SECN
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The South Carolina Gamecocks and the LSU Tigers will meet up in college basketball activity on Saturday.

South Carolina steps into this matchup at 9-7 on the year. The Gamecocks are on a nice run now, winning their last five versus North Greenville, Florida, MS State, Missouri and Vanderbilt.

In the win over the Commodores, South Carolina’s AJ Lawson put up 24 points to lead the team alongside three rebounds and one assist. Also with a solid night was Hassani Gravett, with 17 points for the Gamecocks.

Over on the LSU side, they’re 13-3 this year. The Tigers have won their last six games, topping Saint Mary’s, Furman, LA-Monroe, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

In the win over the Rebels, LSU’s Tremont Waters was the team’s leading scorer on 20 points, nine assists and four rebounds. Logging a double-double for the Tigers was Kavell Bigby-Williams, with 14 points and 10 boards.

The Gamecocks are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 versus the SEC. South Carolina is also 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five versus the SEC and 5-1 ATS in the last six games overall. LSU is 6-2 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 10-23-4 ATS in their last 37 following an ATS win.

It’s been a nice stretch of games lately for South Carolina, and they’re playing pretty darn well overall since the Clemson game (which wasn’t that bad of a loss in retrospect, considering how good that squad can be).

LSU is on a different level right now; they tore right through Ole Miss and have been putting up a truckload of points in each of their last four games (at least 81). Considering that, the line doesn’t seem too bad here. I’m going with the Tigers.

Pick:
LSU Tigers -10

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