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USC Upstate SpartansSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 31, 12:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

USC Upstate Spartans vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for USC Upstate when they take on the Gamecocks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Gamecocks bring a 6-6 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-5 Spartans, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Carolina go 5-4 so far and the Spartans go 1-0.

View USC Upstate vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gamecocks at No. 214 and the Spartans at No. 187 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-68 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 178 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with South Carolina’s No. 275 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Carolina is college basketball's No. 161-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 244 with 5.4 per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

USC Upstate was an 80-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Gulf Coast. USC Upstate got 21 points from Ty Greene en route to an 80-75 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Monday at Alico Arena.

South Carolina won its last outing, a 57-45 result against Wofford on December 28. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. Bruce Ellington scored 17 points leading the Gamecocks to a 57-45 victory over Wofford at Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-2
Before playing South Carolina State are 8-2
After playing Wofford are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Spartans at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
USC Upstate at East Tennessee State, Wednesday, January 4
South Carolina home to South Carolina State, Tuesday, January 3