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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Missouri Tigers Odds
Missouri will look to improve on its 13-4 record on Tuesday when they host South Carolina in NCAA basketball odds action at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri will face the 11-6 Gamecocks, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 8-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gamecocks are 4-5 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with Missouri in this one found them as 14.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gamecocks, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-74 victory for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Missouri's No. 42 nationally ranked offense (75.5 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 214 at 68.2 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 123-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, South Carolina was a 58-51 loser at home against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Brenton Williams scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 58-51 to Vanderbilt at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday).
Missouri lost its last outing, an 83-52 result against Florida on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. Missouri was run off the court by the Gators on Saturday as Florida routed them 83-52 at Stephen O'Connell Center.
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas are 1-9
After playing Vanderbilt are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Vanderbilt are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3
A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Missouri is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
South Carolina home to Arkansas, Saturday, January 26
Missouri home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, January 26