South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Kentucky Wildcats at South Carolina Gamecocks

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM (Colonial Life Arena)

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The 10th ranked Kentucky Wildcats are on the road for a clash with the South Carolina Gamecocks.  The Wildcats are (12-3), coming off a 76-67 win over Alabama.  The Gamecocks are (8-7), after falling to Tennessee, 56-55.

In the Wildcats win over Alabama, Kentucky was guided on offense by Immanuel Quickley.  Quickley was 6 of 10 from the floor, hitting 2 foul shots, registering 19 points.  The Wildcats shot 44% from the floor and 60% from 3-point range.  Kentucky led by as many as 15 points.  The Wildcats were bale to win the game, due to holding Alabama to just 19% from deep.  

In the Gamecocks loss to Tennessee, South Carolina was led throughout the game by Maik Kotsar.  Kotsar converted on 7 of 11 attempts from the floor, hitting 3 foul shots, finishing with 17 points. South Carolina struggled from the floor, shooting just 33%.  The Gamecocks defense was solid, holding Tennessee to just 26% from the floor.  The big issue for South Carolina was the fouls.  The Gamecocks were out scored from the foul line, 22 to 13.  South Carolina made just 59% of their free throws. 

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Recent Betting Trends:

Wildcats are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games.

Wildcats are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in January.

The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 games.

Gamecocks are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.

Gamecocks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The under is 4-2 in Gamecocks last 6 games.

The Wildcats have played just 1 true road game on the year, that was a win at Georgia.  The Gamecocks have been beatable at home, having gone 5-4 to this point.  South Carolina has been tricky to figure out, as the Gamecocks do have a road win over Virginia, but also have lost to Stetson. The Wildcats have won 4 in a row, while the Gamecocks have lost 3 in a row.  I think Frank Martin will have his teams up for the task, I'll take the points with South Carolina.  Final score prediction, Kentucky will win and South Carolina will cover, 71-67.  


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