Missouri at South Carolina: 2/20/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Missouri at South Carolina: 2/20/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina Gamecocks (5-10) vs Missouri Tigers (13-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

Betting Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks +3 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Missouri Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Colonial Life Arena.

The Missouri Tigers come into this game with a 13-6 record overall but they are coming off a bad loss in their last game. Missouri scored 70 points against Georgia, but the defense struggled giving up 80 points and that led to the defeat. Missouri is averaging 74 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.8 points per game. Missouri is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 31 percent from behind the three point line. Missouri is led by Xavier Pinson who averages 14.5 points and shoots 40.21 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from deep.

On the other side of this matchup is the South Carolina Gamecocks who sit with a 5-10 record overall and they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against Tennessee, the defense really struggled giving up 93 points and that led to the loss. South Carolina on the season is averaging 74 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.4 points per game.In this game if South Carolina wants to come away with the victory the defense is going to need to be good.  South Carolina is led by AJ Lawson who averages 18 points and shoots 42.5 percent from the field and 36.54 percent from deep.

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The over is 7-1 in Missouri’s last eight games overall. Missouri is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games played on Saturday. The over is 21-8 in South Carolina’s last 29 games played on Saturday. Missouri is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight meetings against South Carolina. 

Missouri is going to bounce back in a big way and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Missouri to run up the score, South Carolina is going to have no answer, and Missouri will come away with a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Missouri -3

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