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South Carolina Gamecocks host Tennessee Volunteers in college basketball action

Tennessee VolunteersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
March 3, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD14-13

The visiting Volunteers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Colonial Life Arena against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Supporters of the Volunteers have watched them go 17-12 and 12-14 ATS on the year, while the Gamecocks are at 14-13 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 11-10, while the Volunteers have a 12-14 mark.

View Tennessee vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Gamecocks as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 153 (Gamecocks) and the No. 19 (Volunteers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-68 result in favor of the Volunteers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Volunteers is ranked No. 22 in NCAA hoops at 38.9 per game. Contrast that with South Carolina’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Carolina is the No. 95-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Tennessee rates No. 249 at 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee owns the country's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 62.5 points per game on the highway. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 195 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 70-69 loser as they battled Mississippi State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. Tennessee got 22 points from Scotty Hopson but lost anyway, 70-69, to Mississippi State on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

South Carolina was a 64-48 loser in its last match on the road against Georgia. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. Malik Cooke scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 64-48 to Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday).

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Kentucky are 4-6
After playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Mississippi State are 6-4
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Volunteers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of South Carolina's last 10 games when playing Tennessee
South Carolina is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games

Next up:
Tennessee home to Kentucky, Sunday, March 6
South Carolina at Mississippi State, Saturday, March 5