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Gamecocks visit Auburn Tigers in college basketball clash

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Jan 21, 1:47 PM | Auburn Arena

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Auburn vs South Carolina battle Saturday at Auburn Arena as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Auburn battles the Gamecocks, currently sitting with a 8-9 mark (5-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Tigers and 7-5 for the Gamecocks.

View South Carolina vs Auburn Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Gamecocks odds would favor the Gamecocks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Auburn is rated No. 242 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Carolina is at No. 221. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-64 win for the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Auburn's No. 239-ranked scoring average of 65.2 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense rated No. 79 and allowing 63.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 42.7% to date this season, more than the Gamecocks shooters have managed so far (42.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Carolina owns the country's No. 145-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Auburn, on the other hand, rates No. 225 in scoring at home.

South Carolina lost its last outing, a 79-65 result against Florida on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. South Carolina got 17 points from Bruce Ellington but lost anyway, 79-65, to Florida on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Auburn was a 65-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers endured a 65-58 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Frankie Sullivan at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Alabama are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas are 2-8
After playing LSU are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Auburn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 7 games on the road
South Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Auburn is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Auburn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Carolina
Auburn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing South Carolina
Auburn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
South Carolina home to Alabama, Wednesday, January 25
Auburn at Arkansas, Wednesday, January 25

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