Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina NCAAB Betting Prediction

Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Prediction 3/6/2024

The Tennessee Volunteers (23-6) travel to face off against the South Carolina Gamecocks (24-5) on Wednesday, March 6th. This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks

The Tennessee Volunteers Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Alabama by a score of 81-74, the Volunteers come into this game with a 23-6 record, including a 13-3 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Overall, Tennessee has won six straight games and is 21-3 when favored this season.

On the road, the Volunteers have gone 8-5 this season, including a three-game winning streak. Over their last 10 road games, Tennessee has gone 6-4, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is +4.3 points per game.

As the favorite, Tennessee has gone 13-10-1 vs. the spread this season and is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as the favorite. Their overall ATS record this season is 15-13-1, but they are just 5-8 ATS on the road this year.

On the season, the over/under record for Tennessee games is 16-13, and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 139.5.

The South Carolina Gamecocks Are Coming Off A Win

South Carolina has been dominant at home this season, going 16-2 with an average scoring margin of +11.2 points per game. They have been even better as the underdog, going 10-3 in that role compared to 14-2 as the favorite. The Gamecocks are coming off an 82-76 win over Florida and have won three straight games.

For the season, South Carolina has gone 24-5, including a 12-4 record in Southeastern Conference play. They are 12-1 in non-conference games and have gone 8-3 on the road, compared to their 16-2 mark at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Gamecocks are 8-2.

As the underdog, South Carolina has been impressive vs. the spread this season, going 11-2. Their overall ATS record is 21-8. At home, their ATS mark is 12-6 and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Gamecocks are 8-2 in their last 10.

South Carolina’s over/under record for the season is 14-15 and today’s line of 139.5 is close to the average over/under line in their games (139.6). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points compared to their season average of 137.7.

Tennessee Offense Breakdown

Tennessee’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against Alabama. They had an overall field goal percentage of 36.4% and made 21/29 free throws. For the season, the Tennessee offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 45%. So far, they have hit 52% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.7 made three’s per contest.

Dalton Knecht (G) 20.6 4.9 1.8
Jonas Aidoo (F) 12.1 7.6 1.0
Zakai Zeigler (G) 11.4 2.7 5.8

South Carolina Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the South Carolina offense ended with 82 points against Florida. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.2% and made 9 threes. Leading South Carolina in scoring vs. Florida was Meechie Johnson Jr. with his 25 points. Jacobi Wright also added 16 points for the Gamecocks.

Meechie Johnson Jr. (G) 14.2 4.2 3.0
B.J. Mack (F) 13.2 4.7 1.4
Ta’lon Cooper (G) 9.9 4.3 4.4

Tennessee Team Defense

At this time, the Volunteers’ defense is positioned 60th in the country, permitting 67.4 points per game. The Tennessee defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed Alabama to connect on 9 threes.

South Carolina Team Defense

So far, the Gamecocks’ defense is ranked 28th in the country at 65.6 points per contest. Against Florida in their most recent game, the South Carolina defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Florida to hit 47% of their shots.

Volunteers vs Gamecocks Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Tennessee has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 81 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, South Carolina has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • South Carolina has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • Tennessee has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Volunteers vs Gamecocks Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5.5, the Gamecocks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 139.5, and our model projects the Volunteers and Gamecocks to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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