Auburn vs. South Carolina Prediction
Will No. 22 Auburn avenge a previous loss to South Carolina when the two teams meet up today in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals at 3PM ET?
817 Auburn vs. 818 South Carolina
Friday, March 15, 2019
3PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Auburn is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -8 points against South Carolina. The over/under total is listed at 147 points. The public betting currently is split down the middle, 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Auburn heating up
Auburn is coming off an 81-71 win over Missouri yesterday. The Tigers are the fifth seed in this tournament and have won five straight games while covering the spread in three straight. Auburn is 23-9 on the season, 12-7 in SEC games, 4-1 on a neutral floor, 16-14-1 against the spread and 17-14 with the over.
The Tigers are a great offensive team, averaging 80.1 points per game while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Auburn is giving up 68.6 points per contest while holding opponents to 42.9 percent shooting. Bryce Brown is leading the team with 15.7 points per game while Jared Harper is adding 14.9 points and 5.9 assists per contest.
South Carolina playing well in SEC
Despite an average record, South Carolina is the fourth seed this weekend due to an 11-7 record in the SEC. The Gamecocks have won and covered the spread in their last two games. South Carolina is 16-15 on the season, 1-1 on a neutral floor, 14-16 against the spread and 18-11 with the over.
South Carolina is averaging 73 points per game this season while shooting just 42.2 percent from the field. Defensively, the Gamecocks are giving up 72.4 points per game while opponents shoot just 42.2 percent against them. A.J. Lawson averages 13.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game but is questionable to play today due to an ankle injury. Chris Silva leads the squad with 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five on a neutral site and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a cover.
South Carolina is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 SEC games, but just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five on a neutral site.
South Carolina edged Auburn, 80-77, in their lone meeting this season. The Gamecocks have covered the spread in five straight against Auburn, but I think things will go the Tigers way today. Auburn won’t lack in motivation following the previous loss to SC that forced Auburn to have to play yesterday. Auburn has the better offense and the Tigers have a defense that is comparable to South Carolina as well. The Gamecocks are also potentially going to be without a top player as well, so I like Auburn to roll.
College Basketball Prediction: Auburn -8