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Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Feb 5, 9:00 PM | Rupp Arena

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Gamecocks of South Carolina hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Kentucky.

The Wildcats sport records of 15-6 and 7-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gamecocks have 12-9 and 9-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-7 for the Wildcats and 5-8 for the Gamecocks.

View South Carolina vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gamecocks were listed as 17-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 177-rated South Carolina taking on the No. 13-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-70 win for the Wildcats on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 24-rated squad against South Carolina's No. 87-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 199 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 199 nationally with 5.9 per match.

Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 154-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 67-56 loser as they battled Georgia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Michael Carrera scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 67-56 to Georgia at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, Kentucky was a 72-68 winner on the road against Texas A&M. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Kentucky got 19 points from Julius Mays en route to a 72-68 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday at Reed Arena.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee are 2-8
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Auburn are 9-1
After playing Texas A&M are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Gamecocks at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
South Carolina is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
South Carolina is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina
Kentucky is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Kentucky is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games when playing at home against South Carolina

Next up:
South Carolina home to Tennessee, Sunday, February 10
Kentucky home to Auburn, Saturday, February 9