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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Providence Friars Preview

Providence FriarsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Providence Friars vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds


Colonial Life Arena will host Gamecocks vs. Friars action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Gamecocks sport records of 2-4 and 1-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Friars have 5-2 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Gamecocks and 2-1 for the Friars.

View Providence vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Gamecocks as 5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gamecocks - Friars odds would favor the Friars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Carolina is rated No. 287 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Providence is at No. 224. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-65 win for the Friars.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 285 nationally ranked offense (62.3 points per game) against a Friars defense that sits as the No. 181 at 67.3 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Friars have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 127-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.

Providence was an 82-77 winner in its last match at home against Holy Cross. Providence got 24 points from Bryce Cotton en route to an 82-77 victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 63-60 loser at home against USC. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs. USC got 28 points from Maurice Jones en route to a 63-60 victory over South Carolina on Saturday at Orleans Arena.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Brown are 6-4
After playing Holy Cross are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Clemson are 9-1
After playing USC are 2-0
After a loss are 2-8

A few Friars at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games on the road
Providence is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
South Carolina is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
South Carolina is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Providence home to Brown, Monday, December 5
South Carolina at Clemson, Sunday, December 4