Alabama Crimson Tide home to South Carolina Gamecocks in NCAA Basketball betting action
South Carolina Gamecocks vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
Coleman Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Alabama Crimson Tide and the visiting South Carolina Gamecocks in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Gamecocks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson Tide are 9-11 ATS. South Carolina is 5-11 against the total, while Alabama is 4-16 versus the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Crimson Tide as 12.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Crimson Tide, most recently No. 113 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gamecocks, who rate No. 203 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-63 victory for the Crimson Tide.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 118 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Alabama’s No. 290 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Alabama is the No. 256-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while South Carolina rates No. 229 at 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Carolina owns the country's No. 179-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 292 in scoring at home.
South Carolina was a 64-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. South Carolina got 10 points from Lakeem Jackson but lost anyway, 64-46, to LSU on Thursday at Colonial Life Arena.
In their last action, Alabama was a 52-45 winner on the road against Georgia. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Alabama got 14 points from Rodney Cooper en route to a 52-45 victory over Georgia on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum.
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Mississippi are 4-6
After playing LSU are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Gamecocks at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Alabama
South Carolina is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Alabama
South Carolina is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against South Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama's last 7 games at home
South Carolina home to Mississippi, Wednesday, February 20
Alabama home to Mississippi State, Wednesday, February 20