South Carolina Gamecocks at Tennessee Volunteers Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The South Carolina Gamecocks (8-6, 0-1 SEC) will be at Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers (9-5, 1-1 SEC) in a SEC matchup. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and will air on SEC Network.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Volunteers were victorious over the Missouri Tigers, 69-59, while the Gamecocks fell to the Florida Gators, 81-68.

The Volunteers, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.483, had an absurd mark of 0.663 and had a free throw rate of 0.279 (above their season average of 0.247). South Carolina, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (18-24; 75.0 percent). Tennessee’s Josiah-Jordan James had a solid performance, recording 11 points and seven rebounds. South Carolina, meanwhile, was lifted by Maik Kotsar, who recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Volunteers dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Tennessee won 85-73. The Volunteers’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Gamecocks. Tennessee had a rate of 38.2, while South Carolina posted a mark of 30.8. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Tennessee could dominate on defense as they face off against one of the nation’s worst offenses. The Volunteers currently rank 34th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.445), while South Carolina is 287th in effective field goal percentage (0.475).

South Carolina vs. Tennessee Odds Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Tennessee, ATS Winner – South Carolina, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee ranks 28th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while South Carolina ranks 111th (21.4).
  • The Volunteers average 5.6 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. The Gamecocks rank 75th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • The Volunteers rank 42nd in assists per game (15.6) while the Gamecocks rank 115th (13.6).
  • South Carolina averages 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 65th in the NCAA. Tennessee ranks 135th in steals allowed per game (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Gamecocks have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, South Carolina has defeated opponents by an average of 3.4 points.
  • During their last five games, the Volunteers have scored an average of 64.4 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (7.6 above their season average).