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South Carolina Presbyterian Betting Preview

Presbyterian Blue HoseSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 13, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Presbyterian Blue Hose vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds


South Carolina looks to cover the Gamecocks-Blue Hose pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 3-5 mark when they host Presbyterian in college basketball action.

The Gamecocks sit at 3-5 (2-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Hose are currently 4-4 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Carolina is 4-3 OU, and Presbyterian is 1-0 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 257-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 274-rated Blue Hose in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-64 win for the Blue Hose on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Hose is ranked No. 304 in NCAA hoops at 31.6 per game. Contrast that with South Carolina’s No. 196 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Carolina is the No. 178-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Presbyterian rates No. 221 at 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Presbyterian features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Presbyterian was a 72-64 winner at home against Radford. Al'Lonzo Coleman scored 19 points leading the Blue Hose to a 72-64 victory over Radford at Furman Pinson Arena on Saturday.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 58-55 winner as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. South Carolina earned a 58-55 victory over Clemson on Sunday, getting 10 points from Anthony Gill at Littlejohn Coliseum.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ohio State are 1-0
After playing Clemson are 9-1
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Hose at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
South Carolina is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Presbyterian home to Furman, Tuesday, December 20
South Carolina home to Ohio State, Saturday, December 17