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LSU Tigers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs South Carolina Gamecocks

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the LSU Tigers try to run the South Carolina Gamecocks off the court at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The South Carolina Gamecocks opened as -9.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

South Carolina Gamecocks vs LSU Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to cover the spread vs the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, as the Gamecocks are 10-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 8-11 ATS. South Carolina is 5-14 against the total, while LSU is 12-7 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 330 (LSU) and the No. 27 (South Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and LSU has the nation's No. 125-rated offensive output, at 75.25 PPG. The visiting South Carolina Gamecocks defense ranks No. 6 allowing on average 60.76 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 45.78% so far, more than the LSU Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sindarius Thornwell scored 16 points leading the Gamecocks to a 63-53 victory over Missouri at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.

The Tigers endured a 77-64 loss at the hands of the Red Raiders on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Antonio Blakeney at United Supermarkets Arena.

Betting Trends
  • South Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games
  • South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games on the road
  • LSU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of LSU's last 12 games
  • LSU is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • LSU is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Carolina home to Georgia, Saturday, February 4th
LSU at Texas A&M, Saturday, February 4th

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