South Carolina vs. Kentucky - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kentucky Wildcats (12-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks (8-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +6 -- Over/Under: 135.5
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The Kentucky Wildcats and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Kentucky Wildcats look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 74.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 13.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Immanuel Quickley is averaging 13.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Ashton Hagans is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Richards is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won their only road game.
The South Carolina Gamecocks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 68.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 37.9 percent shooting. A.J. Lawson is averaging 14.5 points and 3.1 rebounds while Maik Kotsar is averaging 10.7 points and 1.6 assists. Jair Bolden is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Jermaine Couisnard is dishing 2.6 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.4 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost three straight home games.
The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Gamecocks last 5 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Kentucky Wildcats are playing possibly their best ball of the season right now and have proven they can win outside of Lexington where they outscore teams by an average of nine points and shoot 50 percent from the field. The South Carolina Gamecocks are that same ugly, defensive club that can hang around when 100 percent locked in, but has zero answers when a much more talented club hits shots. The South Carolina Gamecocks shoot just 40.4 percent from the field at home. That's not going to cut it. I'll eat the chalk.