South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers 01/22/2020 Odds, Previews and Picks
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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers 01/22/2020 –The Auburn Tigers were on a hot streak but they lost their last two games. They hope to bounce back into winning form once again when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks this coming Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm Eastern Time. ESPNU owns the television rights of this game and will feature it live along with SofaScore who is an online live streaming option. The Tigers are expected to win this game according to How To Bet On Basketball Games over the Gamecocks.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers 01/22/2020
South Carolina Gamecocks
The South Carolina Gamecocks are currently on a roll winning their last two games and hope to convert it to a winning streak. The managed to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats and the latest was against the Texas Aggies. In that match, Jair Bolden came up huge with 19 points, six assists, four rebounds and five triples. Justin Minaya finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks while Jermaine Couisnard had 17 points but had eight turnovers. AJ Lawson had 13 points but they need more from Maik Kotsar who shot 3-of-11. He made it up by contributing all around with ten rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Players to watch: A.J. Lawson G (17 GP 27.2 MIN 13.8 PTS 3.1 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.4 TO 39.6 FG% 75 FT% 33.3 3P%), J. Couisnard G (16 GP 23.7 MIN 10.6 PTS 2.9 REB 2.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 39.2 FG% 62.5 FT% 35.1 3P%), M. Kotsar F (17 GP 29.9 MIN 9.8 PTS 6.4 REB 1.9 AST 1.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.5 TO 50.3 FG% 57.5 FT% 0 3P%).
The Auburn Tigers are coming off back-to-back losses from Alabama Crimson Tide and the latest was the Florida Gators by 22 points. In that match, only Danjel Purifoy sed double digits with 10 points but it took him 11 shots. Samir Doughty only had 8 points on 12 shots while Isaac Okoro and Jvon McCormick were both 1-for-7 from the field. This was a game that the Tigers shot 25% overall and they didn’t respond well on how the Gators switched on them on the defensive end. Against the Gamecocks, the Tigers need to regroup their offense and take the loss as a way for the team to grow.
Players to watch: S. Doughty G (17 GP 31.6 MIN 14.6 PTS 3.6 REB 2.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 41 FG% 73.9 FT% 32.3 3P%), I. Okoro F (17 GP 30.5 MIN 12.8 PTS 4.4 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 53.7 FG% 69 FT% 25 3P%), J. McCormick G (17 GP 29.4 MIN 10.9 PTS 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 38.6 FG% 52.8 FT% 29.6 3P%).
South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers Betting Predictions
South Carolina Gamecocks
Gamecocks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers Betting Picks
The Gamecocks are the big underdogs in this game as seen by Sportsbook. Being the game played at home takes a huge part as the Tigers are undefeated at the Auburn Arena. This should be a good bounce-back game for Auburn and try to carry on to another streak.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Gamecocks is a big +494 if they manage to win over the Tigers. On the other hand, Auburn is at -670.
Spread: A very wide 11.5 points separate both teams across the spread with South Carolina owning +11.5 while Auburn is on the other end at -11.5.
Total: This game is expected to reach a total of 143.5 with the Gamecocks going over while the Tigers are under.
Score Prediction: 81-68, Tigers win.