Wildcats vs. Gamecocks Prediction
The 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have won four games in a row going into tonight’s battle at the South Carolina Gamecocks. Can Kentucky keep rolling with another win as the road favorites?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Colonial Life Arena at 6:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 136 points. As of Wednesday morning, 65 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Wildcats down Crimson Tide
Kentucky secured a 76-67 home win Saturday over Alabama to improve to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. The Wildcats led 45-35 on their way to the victory. Immanuel Quickley paced UK with 19 points off the bench on 6-of-19 shooting including 5-of-6 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also accounted for five rebounds and three assists. Ashton Hagans racked up 15 points, nine boards, nine dimes and three steals. Nick Richards accumulated 13 points, 11 caroms and five blocked shots. Tyrese Maxey added 13 points and four rebounds.
Gamecocks edged by Vols
South Carolina lost by a score of 56-55 at Tennessee Saturday to fall to 8-7 overall and 0-2 in conference action. The Gamecocks were outscored 31-29 in the second half of the defeat. Maik Kotsar paced USC with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting plus 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Jermaine Couisnard added 15 points, three steals, two boards and two assists off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a road favorite. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games. South Carolina is 0-7 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Gamecocks have lost three in a row including a puzzling home defeat against Stetson, but they at least looked competitive last game and had a shot to win until a charge was called against them with 1.4 seconds remaining. But South Carolina has only beaten two top 100 teams this season and has a subpar offense that I don’t think will keep up against a Wildcats team that has really played well the last couple of weeks. Giving the points and taking the favorites here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KENTUCKY WILDCATS -6.5