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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Alabama Crimson Tide Underdogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks

The South Carolina Gamecocks will hit the floor running against the away Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The South Carolina Gamecocks were listed as -7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 17-2 and 12-4 ATS South Carolina Gamecocks will face the 11-8 Alabama Crimson Tide, who own a 11-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-9 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-11-1.

The South Carolina Gamecocks sit at No. 117 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Alabama Crimson Tide sit at No. 145 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features South Carolina's No. 62-ranked scoring average of 78.2 PPG, against a Alabama Crimson Tide defense rated No. 49 and allowing 66.47 PPG. The South Carolina Gamecocks FG% has averaged 44.13% to date this season, more than the Alabama Crimson Tide shooters have managed so far (43% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alabama got 22 points from Retin Obasohan en route to a 63-57 victory over Tennessee on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.

Mississippi State was victimized by Michael Carrera for 34 points as the Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 84-74 in college hoops action on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games on the road
  • Alabama is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing South Carolina
  • South Carolina is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
  • South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • South Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
  • South Carolina is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Alabama

Next Betting Matchups

Alabama at Mississippi State, Tuesday, February 2nd
South Carolina at Georgia, Tuesday, February 2nd