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Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gamecocks in South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday in college basketball action.
South Carolina battles the Volunteers, currently sitting with a 11-10 mark (8-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-9 for the Gamecocks and 9-9 for the Volunteers.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gamecocks as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 76-rated Tennessee taking on the No. 177-rated Gamecocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 67-66 win for the Volunteers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 143-ranked offense, averaging 68.5 PPG, against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 85 at 62.4 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Volunteers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.
Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.2 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 68-62 loser as they battled Georgia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Jordan McRae scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Volunteers to a win (they lost 68-62 to Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday).
In their last action, South Carolina was a 77-55 loser on the road against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs. South Carolina was run off the court by the Wildcats on Tuesday as Kentucky routed them 77-55 at Rupp Arena.
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After playing Georgia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LSU are 4-6
After playing Kentucky are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Volunteers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Tennessee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee at Vanderbilt, Wednesday, February 13
South Carolina home to LSU, Thursday, February 14