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South Carolina vs Kentucky Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 10th Betting Odds

Gamecocks vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks at Kentucky Wildcats
  • Where: Lexington at Rupp Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 10th
  • Betting Odds: South Carolina +18, SC +1410 | UK -4550 O/U 132.5

Gamecocks Preview:

The South Carolina Gamecocks head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 7-8. So far, the Gamecocks have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 1-4. For the season, South Carolina has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Gamecocks being +18 point underdogs.

Gregory Jackson II comes into today’s game as the Gamecocks’ leading scorer at 15.73 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is South Carolina’s top rebounder at 7.07 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Hayden Brown, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.0% of his shots and is adding 5.13 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Carolina this season, as they are currently ranked 205th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gamecocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.6%, placing them 385th in the NCAA.

Wildcats Preview:

Through 15 games, the Kentucky Wildcats have an overall record of 10-5. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 10-3. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -18 points in their favor. For the season, Kentucky has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2.

Oscar Tshiebwe comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.77 points per contest. Not only has Tshiebwe been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kentucky’s top rebounder at 13.23 boards per contest. Behind Tshiebwe, the team has benefited from the strong play of Cason Wallace, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.13 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.6% of his shots and is adding 3.73 boards per game.

Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs South Carolina, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 15 games, they have hit 48.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 456th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: South Carolina Gamecocks +18

In our analysis of this matchup, we believe that Kentucky’s fast-paced style of play will give them an advantage against the South Carolina Gamecocks, who prefer a slower game. Despite the large -18 point spread, the Wildcats’ fast-paced style should play a large role in them cruising to an easy victory. We recommend betting on Kentucky to not only win but also cover the spread against South Carolina.

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