Gamecocks vs. Wildcats Prediction
The fifth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have been one of the hottest teams in college basketball lately. Will that continue tonight at home versus the South Carolina Gamecocks?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Rupp Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 16-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 146.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 47 percent of public bets are being placed on host Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Gamecocks secure win at Bulldogs
South Carolina earned an 86-80 road victory Saturday at Georgia to improve to 11-10 overall and 6-2 in SEC play. The Gamecocks led 45-40 at halftime and held on in the second half. Chris Silva paced South Carolina with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting plus 5-of-8 at the free throw line. He also pulled down six rebounds. A.J. Lawson also scored 19 points to go with seven boards and two assists. Keyshawn Bryant added 11 points, six rebounds and two assists. The Gamecocks shot 33-of-58 from the floor, 11-of-16 on 3-point tries and 9-of-16 at the free throw line.
Wildcats carve out road win
Kentucky improved to 19-3 overall and 7-1 in conference play Satuday as it rallied from an 11-point deficit to down host Florida by a score of 65-54. The Wildcats outscored the hosts 36-21 in the second half of the win. Kentucky shot 23-of-56 from the floor, 6-of-21 from 3-point range and 13-of-16 at the free throw line. Tyler Herro paced UK with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched six rebounds and two assists. P.J. Washington tallied 15 points, 12 boards and two assists. Keldon Johnson added 10 points and eight caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Gamecocks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games. South Carolina is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 SEC games.
The Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall. Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Tuesday games.
Kentucky has won all but two of its home games this season by double digits and South Carolina isn't even a top-100 team as it has thrived on a subpar SEC schedule lately. I'm not going to bet against a streaking Wildcats team right now. I think we are in for a couple blowouts tonight with the top-5 teams on the schedule.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KENTUCKY WILDCATS -16