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South Carolina vs. Alabama - 2/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Alabama at South Carolina
Date & Time Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, South Carolina
The Line
The Line: South Carolina -2 -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Alabama at South Carolina
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Colonial Life Arena.

The Alabama Crimson Tide could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 73.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kira Lewis Jr. is averaging 14.2 points and 2.9 assists while Donta Hall is averaging 10.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. John Petty is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin Mack is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost five of their last six road games.

The South Carolina Gamecocks also need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 73.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 43.1 percent shooting. A.J. Lawson is averaging 14 points and 2.9 assists while Chris Silva is averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds. Hassani Gravett is the third double-digit scorer and Keyshawn Bryant is dishing 1.4 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won five of their last six home games.

The Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gamecocks are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 vs. Southeastern, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in South Carolina and 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 11-5 in Gamecocks last 16 overall. The under is 5-0 in Crimson Tide last 5 overall.

Alabama has won five of the last six meetings against South Carolina, but it's a team that's lost five of its last six on the road and is losing road games by an average of 4.2 points. The Alabama Crimson Tide simply aren't scoring with any consistency and enter this contest shooting just 41.9 percent from the field and losing by an average of 5.8 points in their last five games. The South Carolina Gamecocks play their best ball by far at home and have covered six of their last seven as well. Two hit or miss teams, I want the squad that's at home.

Pick:
South Carolina -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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