Tennessee vs South Carolina NCAAB Odds Analysis

Posted by Eric Williams on February 23, 2016 in

The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to extract some major revenge against the Tennessee Volunteers when they host their longtime SEC rivals on Wednesday night. Despite losing two of their last three games I believe the Gamecocks are offering a ton of NCAA hoops betting value as the right pick to win and cash in. Now, let’s find out why!

How To Bet The Tennessee vs. South Carolina NCAAB Odds & TV Info

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 9:00 PM  ET
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Radio: WNML
TV Stream: WatchSEC

Why Bet The Tennessee Volunteers

Tennessee (13-14 SU, 14-11 ATS) laid a huge 81-65 smackdown on Ben Simmons and the LSU Tigers on Saturday to easy cover the college basketball betting line as a 3-point home underdog and improve to 3-1 ATS over their last four games. The Vols, who had lost their previous two games, got 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists from senior forward Armani Moore while junior guard Robert Hubbs III scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

Tennessee played without its best player and leading scorer in senior guard Kevin Punter, who was held out because a foot injury. Punter leads the Volunteers in scoring at 22.2 points per game.

Why Bet The South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina (22-5 SU, 17-7 ATS) snapped its two-game losing streak by beating Florida 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to both, cash in as a 2-point home favorite and snap a seven-game losing streak against the Gators.

Senior forward Michael Carrera had a monster all-around game in scoring 20 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and making three steals to lead the Gamecocks to victory. Junior guard Sindarius Thornwell added 17 points while senior forward Mindaugas Kacinas scored 14 points and fellow senior forward Laimonas Chatkevicius, 13. The Gamecocks held on despite blowing a huge, 17-point first-half lead.

“Everybody has bad days,” said Carrera, talking about his teams recent defeats. “Now we’re getting on track for the good days, let’s see what we got on Wednesday.”

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

I know a lot of people aren’t really talking about South Carolina as a legitimate national title contender this season, but I’ve been really impressed with the Gamecocks as they’ve hovered just inside – and out – of the national Top 25 virtually all season long. The Gamecocks have the slightly better offense and statistically better defense, not to mention the fact that they want revenge for their 78-69 road loss against the Vols on Jan. 23 as a 1.5-point favorite no less.

Tennessee is just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win. Conversely, the Gamecocks are a bankroll-boosting 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up win and an encouraging 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. Tennessee may be 6-1 ATS in the last seven road dates against South Carolina, but they’re not getting the SU or ATS win this time around!

My final score prediction: South Carolina 77 Tennessee 70