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Gamecocks vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

South Carolina GamecocksClemson Tigers
Dec 4, 3:30 PM | Littlejohn Coliseum

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Clemson Tigers Odds


The Tigers will be trying to slam the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday when the teams tip off at Littlejohn Coliseum in college betting action.

The Tigers sport records of 4-2 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gamecocks have 2-5 and 1-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-3 for the Tigers and 4-2 for the Gamecocks.

View South Carolina vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gamecocks are listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 39-ranked Tigers and the No. 287-rated Gamecocks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-60 win for the Tigers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 190 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Clemson’s No. 164 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Clemson is the No. 179-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while South Carolina rates No. 171 at 6.3 per game.

Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 205-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Clemson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 295 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina was a 76-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites. South Carolina suffered a 76-67 loss against Providence on Thursday, getting 21 points from Malik Cooke in a losing effort at Colonial Life Arena.

Last time out for Clemson, they were a 71-55 winner as they battled Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Clemson earned a 71-55 victory over Iowa on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Andre Young at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Presbyterian are 1-0
After playing Providence are 1-2
After a loss are 2-8

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Clemson
South Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Clemson
South Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing South Carolina
Clemson is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Clemson is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against South Carolina
Clemson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
South Carolina home to Presbyterian, Tuesday, December 13
Clemson at Arizona, Saturday, December 10