Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Crimson Tide vs Gamecocks CBB Odds
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(18-13) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (22-9)
2017 NCAA Basketball – SEC
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gamecocks -3.5
CBB Betting Total: 117.5
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The quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament takes place on Friday in Nashville. It’s a 4/5 match up between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
This is the second match up of the year between the two teams. The Crimson Tide won the first match up 90-86, in a game that took overtime to decide. The winner of this game will take on the winner of the Kentucky/Georgia game.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide have had a very up and down season and have put themselves in a position where they need to win the SEC Tournament to clinch a berth in the NCAA Tournament. .
The Crimson Tide come into this game with an 18-13 record including have won two of their last three games. In their first game of the conference tournament they started off strong against Mississippi State and cruised to an easy victory.
The Crimson Tide’s strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They only give up 64.7 points per game well opponents shoot 39.9 percent from the field. Both of those are top 35 in the country.
To win this game the Tide need to focus on the defensive end. If they are going to pull the upset in this game they need to be solid on that side of the ball.
South Carolina Gamecocks
The South Carolina Gamecocks have had a great season so far and are a lock to make the NCAA Tournament. They come into this game with a 22-9 record and finished in 3rd place in the SEC.
Coming into this game the Gamecocks have won two of the last three games. In their last game they did have a terrible loss to Ole Miss.
The Gamecocks strength is also on the defensive side of the ball. They only give up 64.5 points per game which is 31st in the country.
For the Gamecocks it’s going to come down to the offensive side of the ball. They had problems scoring the first time which is why they lost. If they want to win they need to play well on the offensive side of the ball.
CBB Betting Trends:
- SCAR are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- SCAR are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Southeastern.
- Under is 9-2 in SCAR last 11 Fri. games.
- Underdog is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks NCAAB Prediction:
I expect a defensive battle in this game where both teams have problems scoring points.
The Gamecocks have better players on their team and that is what will win them the game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Alabama ATS & HUGE lean OVER.
I expect a very close game though.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: South Carolina 74 – Alabama 72
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