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South Carolina Gamecocks vs LSU Tigers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

LSU TigersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
9-4January 11, 2014, 01:30 | Colonial Life Arena7-7

The LSU Tigers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gamecocks in South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Gamecocks sit at 7-7 (7-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 9-4 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Carolina is 4-6-1 OU, and LSU is 3-5-1 OU.

View LSU Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Gamecocks installed as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 137 (Gamecocks) and the No. 104 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

LSU was a 68-50 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 68-50 loss at the hands of the Volunteers on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Jordan Mickey at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

South Carolina was a 74-58 loser in its last match on the road against Florida. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs. South Carolina got 12 points from Tyrone Johnson but lost anyway, 74-58, to Florida on Wednesday at Stephen O'Connell Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 11 in NCAA Division 1 with 41.15 per game. That compares with South Carolina’s No. 145 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Carolina is college basketball's No. 211-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 112 with 6.38 per game.

A few Tigers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
LSU is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
LSU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
LSU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Carolina
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing LSU
South Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against LSU

Next up:
LSU at Mississippi, Wednesday, January 15th
South Carolina at Texas A&M, Wednesday, January 15th