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South Carolina favored by -3.5 against Manhattan on Tuesday

Manhattan JaspersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
7-2December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Colonial Life Arena2-3

The South Carolina Gamecocks will try to cover the spread at Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Manhattan Jaspers in NCAA basketball action.

The Gamecocks bring a 2-3 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-2 Jaspers, who are 3-4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Carolina go 1-3 so far and the Jaspers go 4-2.

View Manhattan Jaspers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Jaspers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 240 (Gamecocks) and the No. 63 (Jaspers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Manhattan won its last outing, a 77-72 result against UNC Wilmington on December 15. They earned a push in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Jaspers grabbed a 77-72 win over the Seahawks on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from George Beamon at Trask Coliseum.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 79-52 loser as they battled Oklahoma State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point underdog. The Gamecocks were hammered by Oklahoma State on Friday, losing by a 79-52 final at Gallagher-Iba Arena in college basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jaspers rank No. 79 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.22 per game. That compares with South Carolina’s No. 66 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Carolina is college basketball's No. 212-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Jaspers rate No. 116 with 6.33 per game.

A few Jaspers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Manhattan is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Manhattan is 13-2-2 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Manhattan home to Buffalo, Saturday, December 21st
South Carolina at Usc Spartanburg, Thursday, December 19th