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College Basketball Matchup - South Carolina Gamecocks Alabama Crimson Tide Odds Preview

Alabama Crimson TideSouth Carolina Gamecocks
10-14February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Colonial Life Arena9-15

The South Carolina Gamecocks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Colonial Life Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Gamecocks sit at 9-15 (12-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Crimson Tide are currently 10-14 (6-12-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Carolina is 10-10-1 OU, and Alabama is 10-9-1 OU.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 250-rated Alabama taking on the No. 193-rated Gamecocks in this contest.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 67-64 winner as they battled Mississippi at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Trevor Releford scored 26 points for Alabama on Tuesday, leading the Crimson Tide to a 67-64 win over Mississippi at Coleman Coliseum.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 65-59 winner as they battled Vanderbilt at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Gamecocks grabbed a 65-59 win over the Commodores on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Sindarius Thornwell at Colonial Life Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crimson Tide rank No. 195 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.71 per game. That compares with South Carolina’s No. 141 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Carolina is college basketball's No. 183-ranked team at 5.42 per game, while the Crimson Tide rate No. 190 with 5.33 per game.

A few Crimson Tide at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Alabama is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Carolina's last 9 games
South Carolina is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Alabama at Texas A&M, Thursday, February 20th
South Carolina at Arkansas, Wednesday, February 19th