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College Basketball Matchup - South Carolina Gamecocks USC Upstate Spartans Odds Preview

USC Upstate SpartansSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 31, 12:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

USC Upstate Spartans vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

8-5TEAM RECORD6-6

Colonial Life Arena will host Gamecocks vs. Spartans action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Gamecocks sport records of 6-6 and 4-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 8-5 and 1-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-4 for the Gamecocks and 1-0 for the Spartans.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 214-rated Gamecocks and the No. 187-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-68 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 282-ranked offense, averaging 62.5 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 238 at 69.9 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

USC Upstate was an 80-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Gulf Coast. USC Upstate got 21 points from Ty Greene en route to an 80-75 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Monday at Alico Arena.

South Carolina won its last outing, a 57-45 result against Wofford on December 28. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. Bruce Ellington scored 17 points leading the Gamecocks to a 57-45 victory over Wofford at Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-2
Before playing South Carolina State are 8-2
After playing Wofford are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Spartans at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
USC Upstate at East Tennessee State, Wednesday, January 4
South Carolina home to South Carolina State, Tuesday, January 3

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