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SEC Tournament - South Carolina Gamecocks face Auburn Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

South Carolina GamecocksAuburn Tigers
12-19March 12, 2014, 07:00 | Georgia Dome14-15


The SEC tournament wagering menu features a clash between Auburn and South Carolina on Wednesday, with the host Tigers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Auburn is 5-0 ATS in its past five games against South Carolina and they were favored by 2.5 in early wagering over at TopBet.

The Tigers sport a record of 14-15 and 13-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gamecocks have 12-19 and 15-11-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-11 for the Tigers and 11-16-1 for the Gamecocks.

View South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting South Carolina before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs over at TopBet earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 242-rated South Carolina taking on the No. 236-rated Tigers in this contest.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 74-62 winner on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. South Carolina got 27 points from Brenton Williams en route to a 74-62 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Last time out for Auburn, they were a 69-64 winner as they battled Texas A&M on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Tigers got 20 points from KT Harrell as Auburn ran past Texas A&M 69-64 on Saturday at Reed Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Auburn's No. 121-ranked scoring average of 72 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense rated No. 160 and allowing 70.71 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.83% to date this season, more than the Gamecocks shooters have managed so far (41.87% per game).

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of South Carolina's last 9 games
South Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Auburn
South Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Auburn
Auburn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Auburn is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina
Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games when playing South Carolina