Gamecocks vs. Tigers Prediction
The 16th-ranked Auburn Tigers are at home tonight in Southeastern Conference action versus the South Carolina Gamecocks. Can Auburn cruise to a win as the double-digit favorite?
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Auburn Arena at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 144.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 51 percent public bets are being placed on visiting South Carolina. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Gamecocks down Aggies
South Carolina rolled to an 81-67 victory Saturday afternoon at Texas A&M to improve to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in conference action. The Gamecocks outscored the Aggies 42-34 in the second half to pull away. Jair Bolden led USC with 19 points off the bench on 7-of-12 shooting including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. He also notched six assists, four rebounds and two steals. Justin Minaya contributed 18 points, eight boards, five assists and two blocked shots. Jermaine Couisnard contributed 17 points, three dimes and two rebounds. A.J. Lawson added 13 points and four caroms.
Tigers stumble at Gators
Auburn lost by a score of 69-47 Saturday afternoon at Florida to drop to 15-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play. The Tigers were outscored 41-24 in the second half of the defeat. Danjel Purifoy led Auburn with 10 off the bench on 3-of-11 shooting including 1-of-6 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded four rebounds and two assists. Austin Wiley notched nine points, six boards and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Gamecocks are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. South Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last six Wednesday games.
The Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The favorite is 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
The Tigers are difficult to trust right now, especially since they were never quite as good as their undefeated record suggested prior to the last two setbacks. I see this spread a little too wide tonight. The series was split last season, with Auburn winning by nine at home. While USC has its own issues, it is also playing with a lot of confidence since the win over Kentucky. I'd rather take the points here on the team playing better ball at the moment.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS +11