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South Carolina vs. Tennessee - 1/29/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee at South Carolina
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, South Carolina
The Line
South Carolina Gamecocks +9.5 O/U: 155
TV Channel
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Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers and the South Carolina Gamecocks will meet up in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Tennessee rolls into this matchup at a stellar 18-1 overall on the season. The Volunteers are on a lengthy winning streak, taking out Florida, Arkansas, Alabama, Vanderbilt and West Virginia in their last five outings.

In the win over the Mountaineers, Tennessee’s Lamonte Turner led the team on 23 points, five assists and three rebounds. Admiral Schofield doubled up for the Volunteers there with 14 points, 10 rebounds and two assists, while Grant Williams added 19 points.

Over on the South Carolina side, they’re 10-9 this season. The Gamecocks are just 1-2 in their last three games, with a win over Auburn sandwiched between losses to LSU and Oklahoma State during that stretch.

In the loss to the Cowboys, South Carolina’s lead scorer was Chris Silva, with 15 points and nine rebounds. AJ Lawson added 12 points for the Gamecocks in that one, and Keyshawn Bryant chipped in 10 points with five assists.

The Volunteers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS win. Tennessee is 6-2 ATS in their last eight following a straight-up win and 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall.

Meanwhile, the Gamecocks are 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 versus the SEC and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. South Carolina is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 after an ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.

Tennessee has had a couple of relatively close calls over their last few games, surrendering a big second half to Alabama (winning 71-68) and needing overtime to beat Vanderbilt 88-83. That said, no one is doubting the Volunteers’ dominance these days.

As for South Carolina, they’ve been scoring pretty well lately at home (and giving up a lot of points as well), with at least 80 points in each of their last four games in Columbia. I like the Gamecocks to come out energized here and manage a cover.

South Carolina Gamecocks +9.5

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