South Carolina State Bulldogs visit South Carolina Gamecocks in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
South Carolina State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks host South Carolina State on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-3 mark against the 4-9 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Colonial Life Arena.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 5-4 ATS. South Carolina State is 0-1 on the totals; South Carolina is 2-3.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 242-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 320-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-58 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Carolina's No. 73-ranked scoring average of 73.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 321 and allowing 74.9 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (39.7% per game).
Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for South Carolina State, they were a 77-41 loser as they battled Clemson on the road. South Carolina State was run off the court by the Tigers on Sunday as Clemson routed them 77-41 at Littlejohn Coliseum.
South Carolina was a 76-60 winner in its last match at home against Presbyterian. Brian Richardson scored 16 points leading the Gamecocks to a 76-60 victory over Presbyterian at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday.
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi State are 6-4
After playing Presbyterian are 0-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina State
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Carolina State
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Carolina State at Morgan State, Saturday, January 12
South Carolina at Mississippi State, Wednesday, January 9