South Carolina at Alabama: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

South Carolina at Alabama: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide (18-10) vs South Carolina Gamecocks (17-10)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -9.5 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Coleman Coliseum. When these two teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Alabama that won 81-76. 

South Carolina comes into this game with a 17-10 record overall and they have gone 15-11 against the spread. The Gamecocks haven’t been getting a ton of attention this season, but they are playing better as of late and they have won four games in a row. South Carolina is averaging 71.6 points while their defense is giving up 69 points per game. In the last game against Mississippi State, the defense gave up only 56 points. Jermaine Couisnard has been the best player for South Carolina averaging 11.5 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Alabama Crimson Tide who sits with a 18-10 record and they have gone 9-18-1 against the spread. In the last game against Vanderbilt, it was a close battle, but Alabama was able to win by two close battles. Alabama is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 75.9 points per game. Jaden Shackelford has been the top player for Alabama averaging 16.8 points while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the three point line. In this game, if the defense is good, they will be in good shape to come away with the victory. 

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South Carolina is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games. Alabama is 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. The over is 7-1 in South Carolina’s last eight games overall. The over is 4-1 in South Carolina’s last five games following a straight up win. Alabama is 1-10 in their last 11 home games. 

Alabama has struggled to cover the spreads at home, and it’s going to be no different in this game against a South Carolina team that is good. The Crimson Tide’s defense isn’t good, and South Carolina is going to attack that. Back South Carolina against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick South Carolina +9.5

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