Missouri Tigers visit South Carolina Gamecocks in college basketball clash
Missouri Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks will be trying to slam the Missouri Tigers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Colonial Life Arena in college betting action.
The Gamecocks bring a 13-14 record (11-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-8 Tigers, who are 11-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Carolina go 6-13 so far and the Tigers go 13-9.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the South Carolina Gamecocks as 9-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gamecocks, most recently No. 191 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-68 victory for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 211 nationally ranked offense (66.3 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 177 at 66.6 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 41.5% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Defensively, Missouri features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 193 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Missouri, they were a 90-83 loser as they battled Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Tigers got a 27-point effort from Phil Pressey, who added 10 assists, but Kentucky still managed to defeat Missouri 90-83 Saturday at Rupp Arena.
In their last action, South Carolina was a 62-54 loser on the road against Georgia. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Gamecocks endured a 62-54 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Bruce Ellington at Stegeman Coliseum.
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LSU are 1-0
After playing Kentucky are 0-2
After a loss are 9-1
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Georgia are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Tigers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Missouri is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Missouri is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
South Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Missouri home to LSU, Saturday, March 2
South Carolina at Texas A&M, Saturday, March 2