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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Zips over Gamecocks

Akron ZipsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
6-3December 25, 2013, 06:30 | Stan Sheriff Center3-6

The South Carolina Gamecocks host Akron on Wednesday, looking to build on their 3-6 mark against the 6-3 Zips in college hoops action at Stan Sheriff Center.

This season, the Gamecocks are 3-6 overall and 3-4 ATS, while the Zips are 6-3 and 3-3 ATS. As for the totals, South Carolina boasts a 3-4 on the OU, and Akron is 3-3.

View Akron Zips vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The Zips were listed as -4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 89-rated Akron taking on the No. 238-rated Gamecocks in this contest.

South Carolina was an 80-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boise State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. South Carolina was run off the court by the Broncos on Monday as Boise State routed them 80-54 at Stan Sheriff Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 181 in NCAA hoops at 34.89 per game. Contrast that with South Carolina’s No. 133 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Carolina is the No. 227-ranked team in the country at 4.67 per game, while Akron rates No. 27 at 8.33 per game.

Next up:
Akron at South Carolina, Saturday, December 28th