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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(5-9) South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers (14-5)
Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee
Moneyline Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks (N/A), Tennessee Volunteers (N/A)
Betting Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks +10
Betting Total: O/U 141.5
We got a matchup pitting to teams from the SEC with the South Carolina Gamecocks traveling to Knoxville, TN to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday. The Wildcats are coming off a 7 point loss against Ole Miss over the weekend, while Tennessee lost to LSU by 13 over the weekend.
As it stands right now, South Carolina is 12th in the SEC at 3-7 7.5 games back of division leader Alabama. The Volunteers are 5th in the conference at 7-5 and will be looking to move up in the standings into the top 4.
The Volunteers are 6-4 in their last 10 matchups.
South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina are 3-7 in SEC play, 2-4 at home and 1-3 on the road. They recently lost by 7 to Ole Miss and 3 to Alabama. They have played well recently and will be looking to put it all together against a Tennessee team on the road. Frank Martin is a tough gritty coach and will have them well prepared.
AJ Lawson is the leader statistically speaking for the Gamecocks. He’s averaging 17.9 PPG and1.6 SPG leading the team in all both categories. Backcourt teammate Jermaine Couisnard 3.6 APG will be helping him run the offense. They will be supported inside by Justin Minaya 6.9 RPG and Keyshawn Bryant 14.1 PPG and 1.0 BPG.
South Carolina could be without Jermaine Couisnard who could boost Seventh Woods into a more prominent role.
The Gamecocks do not shoot it well from 3pt range at 31.2% clip which is 288th in the country. They also shoot 65.1% from the free throw line which is 317th in the country and this could be a factor if they shoot poorly from the line swinging the team that covers.
South Carolina comes into this contest averaging 74.1 points per game on the season, putting them 118th in the country in scoring.
South Carolina is giving up an average of 76.3 points per contest on the year, which puts them 297th in the country in scoring defense.
The Gamecocks are decent on the boards at 114th in the country with 36.9 Rebounds per game.
Tennessee has won 2 of their last 4 games this season. They struggle on the offensive end in their losses. If they can get their key players going on Wednesday they should have no problem with their opponent. In their last 10 games they are 6-4 and 4-6 ATS. They are 4-1 at home SU and 2-3 on the road SU in those games during SEC play.
Jaden Springer is the leading scorer for Tennessee at 12.2 PPG. Josiah-Jordan James at 6.0 RPG and 1.4 SPG leads the teams in those categories. Santiago Vescovi leads them with 3.2 APG, Yves Pons with 1.6 BPG. Tennessee has 7 players averaging over 20 MPG.
Tennessee should have all its players available to them on Wednesday.
The Volunteers are shooting at a 34.2% clip from 3pt range which is 154th in the country. They also shoot 73.8% from the free throw line which is 80th in the country and in a close conference matchup the free throw line can decide who wins or loses.
The Volunteers are averaging 72.8 PPG on the offensive end of the floor this season, putting them 147th in the nation in scoring offense.
Tennessee is amazing on defense giving up 61.7 PPG ranking 15th in the nation.
Tennessee is averaging 35.8 RPG which ranks 159th in the nation.
- South Carolina are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- South Carolina are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Tennessee.
- South Carolina are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Tennessee.
- South Carolina are 2-15 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Tennessee.
- Tennessee are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- Tennessee are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.
- Tennessee are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home.
- Tennessee are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
Free South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers NCAAB Prediction:
I like Tennessee in this game to cover the number. I think Tennessee checks all the major boxes in this matchup. They are going up against a team that struggles on defense, if Tennessee can score they boast one of the top defenses in the country. I also think South Carolina really struggles on the Free throw line which may cost them a few points in keeping this close against a tough defense.
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