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South Carolina Gamecocks Home to Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The South Carolina Gamecocks will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Friday when they play host to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Colonial Life Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 25-9 so far on the season, and 20-11 ATS vs the number. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 23-10 and 12-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen South Carolina go 15-16 and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs go 17-8 on betting totals.

This game puts the South Carolina Gamecocks, most recently No. 109 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, who rate No. 78 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. 88-rated offensive output, at 75.97 PPG. The visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense ranks No. 161 allowing on average 72.58 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 43.24% so far, less than the South Carolina Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisiana Tech got 29 points from Dayon Griffin on the way to a 88-83 loss against East Tennessee State on Monday at Mandalay Bay Event Center.

Michael Carrera scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 83-66 to Georgia Tech at Colonial Life Arena on Monday).

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • South Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina's last 9 games
  • South Carolina is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana Tech home to Alabama State, Wednesday, November 16th
South Carolina at Holy Cross, Sunday, November 13th