South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers NCAAB Betting Prediction

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Prediction 1/30/2024

The South Carolina Gamecocks (17-3) travel to face off against the Tennessee Volunteers (15-4) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville and televised on SECN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers

The South Carolina Gamecocks Are Coming Off A Win

South Carolina enters this game as a 13.5-point underdog. They have gone 6-2 as the underdog this season, including a 17-3 overall record. They have won three straight games and have gone 5-2 in Southeastern Conference play.

On the road, the Gamecocks have gone 4-2 this season and have a scoring margin of -0.7. In their last game, they defeated Missouri by a score of 72-64.

As the underdog, South Carolina has been a great bet this season, going 7-1 vs. the spread. Overall, the Gamecocks have an ATS record of 15-5, including a 5-1 mark on the road. In their last three road games, South Carolina is 2-1 ATS and they have gone 8-2 vs. the spread in their last 10 games away from home.

South Carolina’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-10 and today’s line of 137 is below the average over/under line in their games this season (140.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

The Tennessee Volunteers Are Coming Off A Win

As the Volunteers prepare to host South Carolina, they have a 15-4 record on the season, including a 5-1 mark in Southeastern Conference play. They have won four straight games and are a perfect 11-0 at home this year.

On the season, Tennessee has been favored in 16 of their 19 games, going 15-1 in those contests. They have a scoring margin of +21.4 points per game at home compared to just +2.5 on the road.

As the favorite, Tennessee has gone 8-7-1 against the spread this season and they have a 6-4-1 ATS mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Volunteers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in Tennessee’s games this season (142.5). So far, their over/under record is 11-8. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during that span is 1-2.

South Carolina Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, South Carolina offense put up 72 points against Missouri. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.2% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the Gamecocks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 244th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 172nd in terms of percentage and 82nd in three-pointers made.

Meechie Johnson Jr. (G) 15.7 4.1 2.5
B.J. Mack (F) 13.9 5.4 1.4
Ta’lon Cooper (G) 10.1 4.5 4.3

Tennessee Offense Breakdown

The Tennessee offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Vanderbilt. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.1% while connecting on 9 threes. Dalton Knecht is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 19.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jonas Aidoo brings a PPG average of 11.9 into the game.

Dalton Knecht (G) 19.5 4.5 1.7
Jonas Aidoo (F) 11.9 7.5 1.2
Zakai Zeigler (G) 10.2 2.4 5.1

South Carolina Team Defense

Currently, the Gamecocks’ defense holds the 31st rank in the nation, allowing 64.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Carolina’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.

Tennessee Team Defense

Currently, the Volunteers’ defense holds the 49th rank in the nation, allowing 66.1 points per game. Tennessee’s three-point defense is currently 90th in the country at 6.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.1% of their shots vs. Tennessee.

Gamecocks vs Volunteers Trends

  • In their last five road games, South Carolina has averaged 66 points per game while allowing 68 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Tennessee has an ATS record of 0-5 while averaging 76 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • South Carolina has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Volunteers have a straight up record of 9-1 and an ATS mark of 4-6.

Gamecocks vs Volunteers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Volunteers vs. Volunteers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Volunteers at -13.5. Although our projections show the Volunteers winning 75-70, we suggest placing your bet on the Gamecocks for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 137, and our model projects the Gamecocks and Volunteers to reach a combined total of 145 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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