LSU Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks NCAAB Betting Prediction

LSU Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction 2/17/2024

The LSU Tigers (12-12) travel to face off against the South Carolina Gamecocks (21-4) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia and televised on SECN. Both LSU and South Carolina will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 ET.

LSU Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks

The LSU Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

LSU is coming off a two-point loss to Florida, which dropped the Tigers to 12-12 on the season. They have lost three straight games and are just 4-7 in Southeastern Conference play. For the season, LSU is 8-5 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Tigers are just 2-7 this season and have a scoring margin of -8.1. They have lost their last five road games and are 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the underdog this season, LSU has gone 4-8 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

LSU has an over/under record of 13-11 this season. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 152.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 144 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.8). This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The South Carolina Gamecocks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

South Carolina comes into this game with a record of 21-4 and a 9-3 record in Southeastern Conference play. They are 15-1 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +12.3. So far, they have been the favorite in 14 of their 25 games, and they have gone 13-1 in those contests.

In their last game, the Gamecocks lost to Auburn by a score of 101-61. Over their last ten games at home, South Carolina has gone 9-1, and their record over their last five games at home is 4-1. So far, their average scoring margin at home is +12.3.

As the favorite, South Carolina has gone 9-5 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 18-7 and they have gone 11-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gamecocks are 6-4.

South Carolina’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-13 and today’s line of 144 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.7). So far, 21 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

LSU Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, LSU offense put up 80 points against Florida. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 11 threes. The top scorer for the Tigers was Will Baker with 16 points, while Jordan Wright also added 16 to the scoreboard.

Jordan Wright (G) 15.0 5.0 2.6
Will Baker (F) 12.6 5.0 1.0
Jalen Cook (G) 15.6 3.8 2.8

South Carolina Offense Breakdown

The South Carolina offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Auburn. They posted a field goal percentage of 34.6% and connected on 3 threes. Meechie Johnson Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Collin Murray-Boyles contributed 19 points for the Gamecocks.

Meechie Johnson Jr. (G) 14.4 4.2 3.0
B.J. Mack (F) 13.6 5.0 1.2
Ta’lon Cooper (G) 10.0 4.2 4.2

LSU Team Defense

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 239th nationally, allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. In today’s game, the LSU defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 82 points.

South Carolina Team Defense

At present, the Gamecocks’ defense is nationally ranked 38th, allowing 65.4 points per game. South Carolina’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Auburn offense to knock down 61% of their shots on their way to putting up 101 points.

Tigers vs Gamecocks Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, LSU has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 74 points per game.
  • The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Tigers have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-9.
  • As the betting favorite, the Gamecocks have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. South Carolina posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.

Tigers vs Gamecocks Prediction

In this Gamecocks vs. Gamecocks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Gamecocks at -6.5. While we project the Gamecocks to win 75-70, our recommendation is to bet on the Tigers for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144 and our model has the Tigers and Gamecocks finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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