Presbyterian Blue Hose vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the South Carolina Gamecocks try to run the Presbyterian Blue Hose off the court at Colonial Life Arena in college hoops action.
The Gamecocks currently sports a 8-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Blue Hose are 2-10 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gamecocks produce a 2-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Hose have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gamecocks, most recently No. 218 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Hose, who rate No. 328 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-56 victory for the Gamecocks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Hose is ranked No. 335 in NCAA hoops at 28.8 per game. Contrast that with South Carolina’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Carolina is the No. 158-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Presbyterian rates No. 207 at 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Presbyterian owns the country's No. 302-rated mark, allowing 78.8 points per game on the highway. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 113 in scoring at home.
Presbyterian was a 78-70 loser in its last match on the road against Appalachian State. Jordan Downing scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hose to a win (they lost 78-70 to Appalachian State at Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday).
South Carolina won its last outing, a 63-57 result against Manhattan on December 22. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. South Carolina got 17 points from Brenton Williams en route to a 63-57 victory over Manhattan on Saturday at Barclays Center.
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing South Carolina State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Blue Hose at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
South Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Presbyterian home to Montreat College, Tuesday, January 1
South Carolina home to South Carolina State, Saturday, January 5