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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Gamecocks College Hoops Game Preview

Appalachian State MountaineersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 19, 5:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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Colonial Life Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host South Carolina Gamecocks and the visiting Appalachian State Mountaineers in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Gamecocks are 6-3 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, are 2-7 and 6-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen South Carolina go 2-1 and the Mountaineers go 1-3 on the totals.

View Appalachian State vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Appalachian State before tip-off in this one found them as 9-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gamecocks rated this week at No. 196 and the Mountaineers sitting at No. 263. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-69 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Carolina's No. 70-ranked scoring average of 74.3 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense rated No. 336 and allowing 77.3 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 46.4% to date this season, more than the Mountaineers shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 320-rated mark, allowing 80.5 points per game on the highway. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 121 in scoring at home.

Appalachian State won its last outing, an 81-71 result against UMKC on December 16. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Appalachian State earned an 81-71 victory over UMKC on Sunday, getting 18 points from Tevin Baskin at Municipal Auditorium.

South Carolina won its last outing, a 91-74 result against Jacksonville on December 7. The Gamecocks grabbed a 91-74 win over the Dolphins on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Michael Carrera at Colonial Life Arena.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After a win are 1-9

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Jacksonville are 3-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Mountaineers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
South Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
South Carolina is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
South Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Presbyterian, Saturday, December 22
South Carolina at Manhattan, Saturday, December 22