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South Carolina Gamecocks vs LSU Tigers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

LSU TigersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Feb 14, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

LSU Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will hit the floor running against the visiting LSU Tigers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 13-8 and 7-9 ATS on the year, while the Gamecocks are at 12-11 and 9-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 5-10, while the Tigers have a 9-7 mark.

View LSU vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 203-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 79-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Tigers on Thursday.

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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. 154-ranked scoring average of 68.2 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 206 and allowing 67.5 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 42.6% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (42.2% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, LSU owns the country's No. 223-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 152 in scoring at home.

LSU was a 60-57 loser in its last match on the road against Alabama. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. LSU got 22 points and 11 rebounds from Johnny O'Bryant III in a losing cause in their 60-57 loss to Alabama on Saturday.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 66-61 loser at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. South Carolina got 18 points from Michael Carrera but lost anyway, 66-61, to Tennessee on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Mississippi State are 5-5
After playing Alabama are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Alabama are 5-5
After playing Tennessee are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
LSU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina's last 7 games
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing LSU
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing LSU
South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
LSU home to Mississippi State, Saturday, February 16
South Carolina at Alabama, Saturday, February 16