The top ranked team in the nation heads to South Carolina on Tuesday night to take on the Gamecocks as a massive road favorite. The Tennessee Volunteers offer 9 points to the home team. Will the Vols cover? Or, can South Carolina pull off the upset?
Tennessee vs South Carolina NCAAB Lines & Expert Preview
“I don’t think there’s any team in the country that plays any harder, works any harder and fights you for everything that you have.”Getting set for another battle in Columbia tomorrow night. More 🗣»https://t.co/0UmNuPHiRT pic.twitter.com/we35QTFSJ9 — Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) January 28, 2019
- When: Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 pm ET
- Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
- TV: SEC Net
- Radio: Tennessee / South Carolina
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ATS Odds: Tennessee -9 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 154.5 (-110)
Why #1 Tennessee Volunteers are a good bet -9?
The SEC is shaping up as a 3-team race among Tennessee, Kentucky, and LSU. The Vols, so far, have been the absolute best team in the conference.
Heck, Tennessee’s been the best team in the nation. Their only loss was to Kansas on a neutral court way back in November. The Vols have been particularly impressive lately, going 6-2 ATS.
- Points/G: 86.1
- Field Goal %: 50.7
- 3-Point %: 35.8
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 38.8
- Points/G: 67.4
- Field Goal %: 39
- 3-Point %: 31.7
- Free Throw %: 63.6
- Rebounds/G: 29.8
Why South Carolina Gamecocks a good bet +9?
South Carolina has a 10-9 SU record, but they’ve gone 7-4 straight up at home. The Gamecocks step it up on their homecourt, including winning their last 3 at home: 87-82 over ranked Mississippi State, 85-75 over Missouri, and 80-77 over then ranked Auburn.
The Gamecocks could be hitting their stride while Tennessee is due for a letdown. The perfect storm might lead to a South Carolina win both SU and ATS.
- Points/G: 74.9
- Field Goal %: 42.6
- 3-Point %: 31.4
- Free Throw %: 72.2
- Rebounds/G: 37.5
- Points/G: 72.7
- Field Goal %: 41.4
- 3-Point %: 35.5
- Free Throw %: 73.3
- Rebounds/G: 32.6
NCAAB Betting Trends for Tennessee vs South Carolina
- Tennessee is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
- Tennessee is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games
- South Carolina is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
- South Carolina is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went OVER in 6 of South Carolina’s last 7 games
Tennessee vs South Carolina Final NCAAB Betting Analysis
The key trends is how South Carolina is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 against teams that wins a lot of basketball games. The Gamecocks tend to play their best versus opponents they’re supposed to lose to.
But, Tennessee is the best team in the nation. Do the Gamecocks have a real shot? They do! Tennessee struggled in their last road game, an 83-88 overtime win versus Vanderbilt. South Carolina is as good of a basketball team as Vandy. Taking the points makes the most sense, but don’t be surprised if the Gamecocks pull off the massive upset moneyline win.
NCAAB Betting Pick: South Carolina +9