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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars 12/5/2020 NCAAB Game Analysis, Tips & Spread

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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars 12-5-2020 NCAAB Game Analysis Tips & Spread

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars 12/5/2020 – The Houston Cougars are off to a great start winning all of their games and they will put that unblemished record on the line as they host the South Carolina Gamecocks for their next match. It will be happening this December 5, Saturday at the Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas. ESPN+ will be the official broadcast partner for the game and they will be airing it at exactly 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. SofaScore will be putting the game on their page for the online live stream. The Houston Cougars are seen by NCAAB Picks And Parlays as the favorites to win against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars 12/5/2020

When: Saturday, December 5, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas
TV: ESPN+
Stream: Sofascore

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars 12/5/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
South Carolina Gamecocks +9.5 (-110) 141 o (-110) +435
Houston Cougars -9.5 (-110) 141 u (-110) -570
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South Carolina Gamecocks

The South Carolina Gamecocks already played two games into the season and they split them to one win and a loss. Their first game was against the Liberty Flames and they lost that match by 16 points. This team eventually bounced back and picked up their first win against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes by 11 points. Jermaine Couisnard came out firing 20 points over their opponents. He also had four three-pointers, four assists, and two steals. A.J. Lawson was the second best scorer with 17 points while Justin Minaya almost had a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Players to Watch: J. Couisnard G (GP 2 MIN 28.5 PTS 15 REB 1 AST 2.5 STL 1.5 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 39.3 FT% 57.1 3PT% 36.4), A. Lawson G (GP 2 MIN 26 PTS 14.5 REB 2 AST 1.5 STL 1.5 BLK 0 TO 0.5 FG% 52.6 FT% 60 3PT% 46.2), J. Minaya F (GP 2 MIN 31 PTS 6.5 REB 7.5 AST 1.5 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 2.5 FG% 42.9 FT% 0 3PT% 12.5).

Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars are coming in this game as the 10th best team in the Top 25 and they went up seven places because of their strong start with a three-game winning streak. Among their defeated opponents were the Lamar Cardinals, Boise St. Broncos and the latest were the Texas Tech Raiders which they won by 11 points.  Marcus Sasser scored the most points with 17 points and has been consistently averaging 17.3 points.  Manning the paint was Quentin Grimes who had 15 points and seven rebounds. Rounding up the double-figure scorers was Tramon Mark with 11 points.

Players to Watch: M. Sasser G (GP 3 MIN 31.7 PTS 17.3 REB 1.7 AST 1.3 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 2.7 FG% 47.4 FT% 100 3PT% 50), Q. Grimes G (GP 3 MIN 33.3 PTS 16 REB 7.3 AST 2 STL 0.3 BLK 0.3 TO 2.7 FG% 35.4 FT% 72.7 3PT% 28.6), T. Mark G (GP 3 MIN 19.7 PTS 14 REB 4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 0 TO 1.7 FG% 52.6 FT% 79.2 3PT% 42.9).

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars Betting Predictions

Trends

South Carolina Gamecocks

The total has gone OVER in 7 of South Carolina’s last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina’s last 6 games on the road.
South Carolina is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.
South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Houston Cougars

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Houston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
Houston is 19-1 SU in their last 20 games played in December.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks

The Houston Cougars were able o defeat a fellow team in the Top 25 during their most recent matchup and they are coming in as the favorites by Online Sportsbook. This should be another win for the Cougars but expect the South Carolina Gamecocks to provide a good challenge.

Moneyline: The Gamecocks are given a +435 if they pull an upset win while the Cougars are at -570.

Spread: 9.5 points separate both teams across the spread. Gamecocks are at +9.5 while the Cougars are at -9.5.

Total: It is 141 points on the total for this game with the Cougars going under and the Gamecocks are over.

Score Prediction: 76-65, Cougars win.