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South Carolina Gamecocks Battle vs Kentucky Wildcats Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the South Carolina Gamecocks try to run the Kentucky Wildcats off the court at Colonial Life Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the South Carolina Gamecocks as 1-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Carolina Gamecocks sit at 21-3 (16-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Kentucky Wildcats are currently 18-6 (11-13 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? South Carolina is 11-10 OU, and Kentucky is 12-12 OU.

This game puts the South Carolina Gamecocks, most recently No. 179 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Kentucky Wildcats, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Carolina has the nation's No. 59-rated offensive output, at 78.04 PPG. The visiting Kentucky Wildcats defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 67.12 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 43.83% so far, less than the South Carolina Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.53% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wildcats and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Georgia was handed a 82-48 defeat on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.

The Gamecocks grabbed a 94-83 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Sindarius Thornwell at Colonial Life Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
  • Kentucky is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • South Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • South Carolina is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games
  • South Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Tennessee, Thursday, February 18th
South Carolina at Missouri, Tuesday, February 16th