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College Basketball Matchup - Tennessee Volunteers South Carolina Gamecocks Odds Preview

South Carolina GamecocksTennessee Volunteers
8-14February 08, 2014, 03:00 | Thompson-Boling Arena14-8

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Gamecocks of South Carolina hit the hard court against the Volunteers of Tennessee.

The Volunteers bring a 14-8 record (10-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-14 Gamecocks, who are 11-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee go 10-10 so far and the Gamecocks go 10-8-1.

View South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 14-point underdogs 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(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Volunteers and the No. 41-ranked Gamecocks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 79-74 loser at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Brenton Williams went off for 29 points and added 0 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Auburn handed South Carolina a 79-74 defeat at Colonial Life Arena.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 64-60 loser on the road against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan McRae scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Volunteers to a win (they lost 64-60 to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee's No. 18-rated squad against South Carolina's No. 158-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee rates No. 149 in the country with 5.86 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 175 nationally with 5.59 per match.

A few Gamecocks at Volunteers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Carolina's last 7 games
South Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 7 games
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing South Carolina

Next up:
South Carolina home to Vanderbilt, Wednesday, February 12th
Tennessee at Florida, Tuesday, February 11th