South Carolina Gamecocks face St. John's Red Storm: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
South Carolina Gamecocks vs St. John's Red Storm Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Gamecocks of South Carolina hit the hard court against the Red Storm of St. John's.
St. John's will face the 5-1 Gamecocks, who own a 4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Storm are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gamecocks are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Storm rated this week at No. 157 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 173. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-74 result in favor of the Gamecocks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 125 nationally ranked offense (71.7 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 236 at 69.3 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 47.3% from the field, less than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).
Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.
South Carolina was a 74-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Brenton Williams scored 17 points leading the Gamecocks to a 74-62 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock at Puerto Vallarta ICC on Sunday.
Last time out for St. John's, they were a 79-68 winner as they battled Florida Gulf Coast at home. St. John's got 20 points from D'Angelo Harrison en route to a 79-68 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at Carnesecca Arena.
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Clemson are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NJIT are 2-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Gamecocks at Red Storm trends to consider:
South Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
St. John's is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. John's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
South Carolina home to Clemson, Sunday, December 2
St. John's home to NJIT, Saturday, December 1