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UMass Minutemen visit South Carolina Gamecocks in NCAA College Basketball Betting

UMass Minutemen will go to the free throw line vs South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-4 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UMass Minutemen opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

UMass Minutemen vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UMass Minutemen will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 3-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-2 ATS. UMass Minutemen are 2-4 on betting the total; South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-5.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 9 (South Carolina) and the No. 152 (UMass) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features South Carolina's No. 148-ranked scoring average of 75.5 PPG, against a UMass Minutemen defense rated No. 137 and allowing 70.86 PPG. The South Carolina Gamecocks FG% has averaged 44.25% to date this season, less than the UMass Minutemen shooters have managed so far (44.98% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UMass got 23 points from C.J. Anderson but lost anyway, 68-66, to Quinnipiac on Wednesday at TD Bank Sports Center.

David Beatty scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 76-60 to Temple at Madison Square Garden on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UMass's last 6 games
  • UMass is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UMass's last 5 games on the road
  • South Carolina is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • South Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 7 games
  • South Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UMass home to Holy Cross, Wednesday, December 6th
South Carolina at Wyoming, Wednesday, December 6th