South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats at South Carolina Gamecocks
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM (Colonial Life Arena)
UK -6.0 . Total 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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.
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.