NCAA Basketball betting line favors Tigers over Gamecocks

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Jan 16, 8:00 PM | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

South Carolina Gamecocks vs LSU Tigers Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the LSU vs South Carolina battle Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Gamecocks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 6-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 3-5 ATS. South Carolina is 3-4 on the totals; LSU is 6-2.

View South Carolina vs LSU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
LSU opened as 10.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 85 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 196. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-75 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and LSU has the nation's No. 55-rated offensive output, at 74.2 PPG. The visiting Gamecocks defense ranks No. 219 allowing on average 68.5 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 74-71 loser at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Gamecocks endured a 74-71 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Bruce Ellington at Colonial Life Arena.

Last time out for LSU, they were a 74-52 loser as they battled Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. LSU was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Florida and falling by a 74-52 score at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 6-4
After playing Auburn are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against LSU
South Carolina is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
LSU is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
LSU is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
LSU is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games when playing at home against South Carolina

Next up:
South Carolina home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, January 19
LSU at Georgia, Saturday, January 19

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