Following their 2017 Final Four berth, things have not been the same for South Carolina. Head coach Frank Martin’s Gamecocks have struggled to stay above the .500 mark in the seasons that followed. Of great concern is that USC has made the Big Dance only that one time Since Martin took over in 2012-13. Things will get no easier for the Cocks on Wednesday when they host Kentucky. Head coach John Calipari’s Wildcats remain a top College Basketball bets name brand. Yet its that very public status that serves to keep Kentucky’s wagering value consistent overlay status.
Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina|
|Kentucky vs. South Carolina TV Coverage:||SEC Network|
|Kentucky Vs. South Carolina Betting on College Basketball Bet odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Overview
South Carolina has an online betting record of 8-7 straight up, 7-8 vs. the line and 7-8 under the total. Late on the Gamecocks have paid in three of their last five games. National metrics have USC ranked 255th for scoring offense and 88th for points allowed.
Counter to that is a Kentucky mark of 12-3 straight up, 7-8 against the spread and 7-8 under the total. Overall, UK ran 105th for scoring offense and 49th for points allowed. Kentucky has gotten the money in three of their last four games. Over the total has hit in four of their last five games. To show it’s a two-team race with Auburn in the SEC.
Key Wildcats: G Tyrese Maxey (13.9 PTS, 4.3 REB, 3.1 AST, 41.8 FGPCT, 80.3 FTPCT, 28.1 3PPCT), G Immanuel Quickley (13.3 PTS, 3.6 REB, 1.9 AST, 42. 3 FGPCT, 94.3 FTPCT, 41.9 3PPCT), G Ashton Hagans (13.1 PTS, 4.2 REB, 7.3 AST, 2.2 STL, 44.3 FGPCT, 81.4 FTPCT, 31.3 3PPCT)
Key Gamecocks: G AJ Lawson (14.5 PTS, 3.1 REB. 2.4 AST, 40.4 FG PCT, 77.9 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT), F Maik Kotsar (10.7 PTS, 6.3 REB, 52.7 FGPCT, 57.5 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), G Jair Bolden (9.1 PTS, 3.1 REB, 42.1 FGPCT, 68.2 FTPCT, 37.3 3PPCT)
Kentucky and South Carolina Against the Spread
The Wildcats Are:
- 6-3 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 1-4 under the total on the road
- 7-3 on the board in their last 10 January away games
- 6-1 over the total on the road in January
- 4-2 with the odds in their last six games at South Carolina
- 3-5 under the total on the road against the Gamecocks
The Gamecocks Are:
- 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 4-2-1 over the total at Colonial Life Arena
- 3-5 vs. the odds in January home games
- 8-1 over the total at Colonial Life Arena in January
- 3-10 vs. the line in their last 13 games vs. Kentucky
- 3-5 under the total against the Wildcats
Kentucky Vs. South Carolina College Basketball Bets Picks
As was previously noted the Wildcats show good College Basketball Bets value on the road and in South Carolina. Contrarily the Gamecocks have been a poor home value recently. Kentucky is a deeper and more complete team.
Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina College Basketball Bet Pick: Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina College Basketball Bets Score Prediction: Kentucky 88, South Carolina 71