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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Preview

Tennessee VolunteersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Feb 25, 8:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the South Carolina vs Tennessee battle Saturday at Colonial Life Arena as the Gamecocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

South Carolina will face the 15-13 Volunteers, who own a 16-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 13-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Volunteers are 9-15-2 favoring the OVER.

View Tennessee vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gamecocks sit at No. 274 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Volunteers sit at No. 94 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Volunteers will win this game 68-62.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 302-ranked offense, averaging 61.5 PPG, against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 119 at 65.1 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Volunteers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee won its last outing, a 73-60 result against Mississippi on February 22. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. Tennessee earned a 73-60 victory over Mississippi on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jeronne Maymon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

South Carolina was a 59-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Bruce Ellington scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 59-48 to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday).

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LSU are 6-4
After playing Mississippi are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi State are 6-4
After playing Vanderbilt are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

A few Volunteers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tennessee's last 8 games on the road
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Carolina's last 8 games
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee
South Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee at LSU, Wednesday, February 29
South Carolina home to Mississippi State, Wednesday, February 29