Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Crimson Tide vs Gamecocks CBB Odds
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(13-9) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (19-4)
2017 NCAA Basketball – SEC
Date: Tuesday February 8, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gamecocks -8.5
CBB Betting Total: 130
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It’s a Key SEC showdown on Tuesday night when the Crimson Tide take on the Gamecocks.
The Crimson Tide have really struggled as of late, well the Gamecocks have been playing good basketball.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this year. The two teams split the season series last year.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson have had a nice season so far, but come into this game struggling a bit. They have lost their last two games against Arkansas and Auburn.
They come into this game with a 13-9 record and sit in 4th place in the SEC.
Alabama is no shoe in for the NCAA tournament. An upset over the Gamecocks would go a long way in helping their chances for the big dance.
The Crimson Tide like to play a slower paced game. They only score 69.4 points well giving up 65 points on the defensive side of the ball.
The Tide are led by Braxton Key on the offensive side of the ball. He averages 12.1 points and six rebounds per game.
For the Tide to win this game they need to play well on the defensive side of the ball. In their last two games they gave up 82 and 87 points respectively. They can’t let that happen again if they want to win.
South Carolina Gamecocks
The South Carolina control their own destiny to win an SEC title. After a couple bad weeks by Kentucky, South Carolina comes into this game with a 19-4 record and sit in first place in the SEC.
They come into this game having won their last four games, and only one of those games was really close.
The Gamecocks average 71.9 points per game well shooting 36.4 percent from the field. On the defensive side of the ball is where they shine.
They only give up 61 points per game and opponents shoot 38 percent from the field, and 26.6 percent from behind the arc.
The Gamecocks are led by Sindarius Thornwell. He averages 19.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
This game is going to down to the defensive side of the ball for the Gamecocks. They play good defense and need to again on Tuesday night against the Crimson Tide.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ALA are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Southeastern.
- SCAR are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tue. games.
- Under is 7-3 in SCAR last 10 home games.
- Underdog is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks NCAAB Prediction:
This game is going to come down to if Alabama can slow down the South Carolina offense.
I don’t think they will have any luck doing so.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: South Carolina -8.5
South Carolina wins this game and wins it big
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: South Carolina 82 – Alabama 73
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