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NCAA Basketball Betting: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Picks

Coach Frank Martin led South Carolina to 2017 Final Four.  For this reason, the Gamecocks were touted as a team of the future.  Instead, South Carolina has been on a steady decline.  This will be their fourth consecutive year out of the running for March Madness betting.  And questions are emerging about Martin’s ability to spark a future turnaround.   Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has an NCAA Tournament team.  But recent results show cracks in the Volunteers foundation.  Tennessee is not a good offensive team.  Correlate the pressure placed on its defense.  Tennessee hosts South Carolina Wednesday night.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Thompson Bolling, Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
TV Coverage: SEC Network

South Carolina vs. Tennessee Betting Odds

South Carolina +10½ (-110) 141½ (-110)
Tennessee -10½ (-110) 141½ (-110)
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South Carolina at Tennessee CashBet Wagering Analysis

Tennessee will attract an overwhelming best sportsbook online majority for this game.  Especially when you consider South Carolina’s putrid performance this season.  Neither team is in good current form.  But the Volunteers are ranked, and Big Dance bound.

Defenseless South Carolina in Free Fall

Last time out for South Carolina was a 109-86 loss to Auburn as 2.5-point home chalk.  South Carolina has failed to pay in three of their previous five games.  Three of those five games went over the total.  USC will not be a 2021 March Madness Betting factor.  To show, South Carolina is 5-9 straight up, 6-7 against the spread, and 8-5 over the total.  USC ranks 119th out of 350 teams for scoring and an abysmal 295th for points allowed.

Namely, guard AJ Lawson leads USC with 17.9 points per game.

Tennessee Fades the Public Down the Stretch

Late on, Tennessee has lost six of their last eight to the spread.  Three of their last five games went over the total.  Tennessee is 14-5 straight up, 10-9 against the spread, and 8-11 under the total.  Overall, UT ranks 147th out of 350 teams for scoring offense but 15th for points allowed.  The Volunteers have fallen to 5th place in the SEC standings.  Tennessee is coming off a Saturday 78-65 loss at LSU as 3-point chalk.  Under the total of 147 was a winner too.

Guards Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson lead Tennessee.  To be exact, they are both averaging over 10 points per game.

South Carolina Gamecocks at Tennessee Volunteers Against the Spread

South Carolina is 11-6 against the spread on the road.  Specifically, in SEC games, the Gamecocks are 16-12 vs. the line.  USC is 10-9 on the board when coming off a loss. South Carolina is 12-8 vs. the odds as a dog.

To summarize, the Gamecocks are 12-4-1 over the total on the road.  South Carolina is 18-9-1 to the over in SEC games.  Following a loss, South Carolina is 12-7 over the number.  And then, as underdogs, the Gamecocks are 13-6-1 to the over.

Tennessee is 13-17 against the spread at home.  As a favorite, the Volunteers are 18-20 vs. the line.  Accordingly, UT is 12-18 on the board in SEC games.  And after a loss, Tennessee is 8-9 vs. the odds.

Tennessee is 11-6 over the total after a loss.  At home, the Volunteers are 13-16-1 to the under.  Specifically, in SEC action, UT is 16-14 over the total.  Tennessee is 16-21-1 under the number as chalk.

South Carolina has had the better of this bet on NCAA basketball series.  To illustrate, the Gamecocks have covered six of their last nine against the Volunteers.  So too, has South Carolina covered five of their previous six at Tennessee.  Six of the previous eight in this series at Tennessee went under the total.

South Carolina Gamecocks at #19 Tennessee Volunteers CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, South Carolina can’t rate a recommendation.  The Gamecocks have no 2021 March Madness Betting prospects.  In turn, their motivational level is not likely to be good.

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