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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers College Basketball Betting Preview

South Carolina Gamecocks

vs

Tennessee Volunteers
Saturday, March 07, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee looks to cover the Volunteers-Gamecocks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 15-14 mark when they host South Carolina in college basketball betting action.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tennessee Volunteers betting line as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee Volunteers sit at 15-14 (10-18-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the South Carolina Gamecocks are currently 14-15 (10-17 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Tennessee is 12-17 OU, and South Carolina is 10-16 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tennessee Volunteers at No. 143 and the South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 186 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 207-ranked scoring average of 63.34 PPG, against a South Carolina Gamecocks defense rated No. 63 and allowing 62.45 PPG. The Tennessee Volunteers FG% has averaged 43.15% to date this season, more than the South Carolina Gamecocks shooters have managed so far (40.47% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tyrone Johnson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 78-74 to Arkansas at Colonial Life Arena on Thursday).

The Volunteers got 20 points from Josh Richardson as Tennessee ran past LSU 78-63 on Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds Trends

South Carolina is 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games
South Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of South Carolina's last 12 games
South Carolina is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

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