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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Kentucky WildcatsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Feb 4, 6:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

22-1TEAM RECORD9-12

South Carolina will look to improve on its 9-12 record on Saturday when they host Kentucky in NCAAB odds action at Colonial Life Arena.

The Gamecocks sport records of 9-12 and 8-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 22-1 and 8-14 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-7 for the Gamecocks and 7-13-1 for the Wildcats.

View Kentucky vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Carolina sat as 12-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 230-rated Gamecocks and the No. 4-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 85-65 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Carolina's No. 277-ranked scoring average of 63 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 10 and allowing 57.9 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 41.9% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (48.5% per game).

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.8 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 69-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Kentucky cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Tennessee out of the gym and running up a 69-44 score at Rupp Arena.

South Carolina was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Bruce Ellington scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 74-66 to Florida at Stephen O'Connell Center on Thursday).

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Tennessee are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee are 2-8
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kentucky's last 10 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 15 of South Carolina's last 20 games when playing Kentucky
South Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of South Carolina's last 10 games when playing at home against Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing Kentucky

Next up:
Kentucky home to Florida, Tuesday, February 7
South Carolina at Tennessee, Wednesday, February 8

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