Jacksonville Dolphins vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
South Carolina will look to improve on its 5-3 record on Friday when they host Jacksonville in NCAA basketball odds action at Colonial Life Arena.
The Gamecocks bring a 5-3 record (4-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-5 Dolphins, who are 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Carolina go 2-1 so far and the Dolphins go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 192-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 197-rated Dolphins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-71 win for the Gamecocks on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 107 nationally ranked offense (72.2 points per game) against a Dolphins defense that sits as the No. 224 at 68.6 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 45.2% from the field, more than the Dolphins have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.
Jacksonville won its last outing, an 89-66 result against Florida Christian on December 3. The battle between the Dolphins and Suns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida Christian was handed an 89-66 defeat on Monday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
South Carolina was a 64-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Clemson. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Gamecocks endured a 64-55 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Brenton Williams at Colonial Life Arena.
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 3-0
After playing Clemson are 9-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Dolphins at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Jacksonville home to Wofford, Tuesday, December 18
South Carolina home to Appalachian State, Wednesday, December 19