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South Carolina Gamecocks visit Auburn Tigers in college basketball clash

South Carolina GamecocksAuburn Tigers
10-17February 26, 2014, 09:00 | Auburn Arena12-13

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Auburn Arena Wednesday as host Auburn looks to handle the South Carolina Gamecocks in NCAA hoops action.

Auburn will face the 10-17 Gamecocks, who own a 13-9-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 11-9 on the OU so far this season while the Gamecocks are 10-13-1.

View South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Gamecocks was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Tigers and the No. 177-rated Gamecocks in this matchup.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 73-56 loser as they battled Georgia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. South Carolina suffered a 73-56 loss against Georgia on Saturday, getting 18 points from Sindarius Thornwell in a losing effort at Colonial Life Arena.

Auburn lost its last outing, a 67-59 result against Vanderbilt on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Tigers got 13 points from KT Harrell, but it was Vanderbilt that prevailed in a 67-59 final on Saturday at Auburn Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 144 in NCAA hoops at 34.96 per game. Contrast that with Auburn’s No. 152 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Auburn is the No. 168-ranked team in the country at 5.64 per game, while South Carolina rates No. 173 at 5.56 per game.

Next up:
South Carolina home to Kentucky, Saturday, March 1st
Auburn at Alabama, Saturday, March 1st