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College Basketball Matchup - South Carolina Gamecocks Arkansas Razorbacks Odds Preview

Arkansas RazorbacksSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Jan 26, 1:30 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Arkansas Razorbacks vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Colonial Life Arena Saturday as host South Carolina looks to handle the Arkansas Razorbacks in NCAA hoops action.

The Gamecocks sit at 11-7 (8-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Razorbacks are currently 12-6 (4-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Carolina is 4-6 OU, and Arkansas is 4-4 OU.

View Arkansas vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with South Carolina in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gamecocks at No. 174 and the Razorbacks at No. 104 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-75 result in favor of the Razorbacks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 88 nationally ranked offense (71.4 points per game) against a Razorbacks defense that sits as the No. 233 at 68.9 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 43.7% from the field, less than the Razorbacks have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).

Defensively, Arkansas features the nation's No. 305-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 123 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas was a 96-70 winner in its last match at home against Mississippi State. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Razorbacks blew out Mississippi State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 96-70 win at Bud Walton Arena.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 71-65 loser as they battled Missouri on the road. They covered in the match as a 14-point underdog. South Carolina suffered a 71-65 loss against Missouri on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Brenton Williams in a losing effort at Mizzou Arena.

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Alabama are 4-6
After playing Mississippi State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Razorbacks at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Arkansas is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Arkansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing Arkansas
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arkansas

Next up:
Arkansas at Alabama, Thursday, January 31
South Carolina at Florida, Wednesday, January 30