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NCAA hoops odds preview - Alabama vs. South Carolina

Alabama Crimson TideSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

13-6TEAM RECORD8-10

The South Carolina Gamecocks host Alabama on Wednesday, looking to build on their 8-10 mark against the 13-6 Crimson Tide in college hoops action at Colonial Life Arena.

The Gamecocks are 8-10 so far on the season, and 5-8 ATS vs. the number. The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, are 13-6 and 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen South Carolina go 7-6 and the Crimson Tide go 9-6 on the totals.

View Alabama vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Alabama before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 234-rated Gamecocks and the No. 21-ranked Crimson Tide, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-63 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Carolina has the nation's No. 274-rated offensive output, at 63.3 PPG. The visiting Crimson Tide defense ranks No. 12 allowing on average 57.5 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Crimson Tide marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alabama owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 64.2 points per game on the highway. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 294 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 77-71 loser as they battled Kentucky on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. The Crimson Tide got a 22-point effort from JaMychal Green, who added 12 rebounds, but Kentucky still managed to defeat Alabama 77-71 Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 63-52 loser as they battled Auburn on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Gamecocks endured a 63-52 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 9-point effort from Anthony Gill at Auburn Arena.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Arkansas are 4-6
After playing Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi are 4-6
After playing Auburn are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Crimson Tide at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Alabama is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Alabama is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina's last 7 games when playing Alabama
South Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Alabama
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Alabama

Next up:
Alabama home to Arkansas, Saturday, January 28
South Carolina at Mississippi, Saturday, January 28

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