NCAAB: South Carolina vs. Auburn Predictions – Wednesday, Feb. 14

Auburn Tigers forward Johni Broome (4) and guard Aden Holloway (1) talk during free throws as Auburn Tigers take on Alabama Crimson Tide at Neville Arena in Auburn, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Auburn Tigers defeated Alabama Crimson Tide 99-81.
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We have your South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Auburn Tigers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the South Carolina Gamecocks hit the road to face the Auburn Tigers.

The Auburn Tigers (19-5) are set to host the South Carolina Gamecocks (21-3) in a high-stakes SEC showdown. With both teams on impressive winning streaks, this clash at Neville Arena promises to be a battle of titans as they vie for conference supremacy.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Auburn Tigers Odds Info

Moneyline: South Carolina Gamecocks +520 (FanDuel) / Auburn Tigers -700 (BetMGM)

Spread: -11.5 – South Carolina Gamecocks -110 (FanDuel) / Auburn Tigers -110 (FanDuel)

Total: 137.5 – -110 (FanDuel) / -105 (Ceasars)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14

Time: 08:30 PM

Location: Neville Arena – Auburn, AL

TV: SEC Network

South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends

  • On the road, South Carolina Gamecocks are 5 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, South Carolina Gamecocks are 18 and 6.
  • Against the spread on the road, South Carolina Gamecocks are 8 and 1.

Auburn Tigers Betting Trends

  • At home, Auburn Tigers are 12 and 0 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Auburn Tigers are 15 and 9.
  • Against the spread at home, Auburn Tigers are 9 and 4.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Auburn Tigers Predictions

The Auburn Tigers, boasting a perfect home record and an overall 19-5 season, are gearing up to defend their turf against the surging South Carolina Gamecocks, who have amassed a 21-3 record. Auburn, riding a 7-game winning streak, has been formidable at Neville Arena and will look to leverage their home-court advantage. The Tigers’ offense, averaging 82.3 points per game, is powered by Johni Broome, who leads the team with 16.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Auburn’s defense is also a point of strength, holding opponents to low scoring and proving to be a challenge for any team.

South Carolina, on a 4-game winning streak, has been equally impressive, especially on the defensive end, not allowing an opponent to score 70 points over its last seven games. The Gamecocks’ offense, while not as high-scoring as Auburn’s, is efficient and balanced. Meechie Johnson leads the team with an average of 14.1 points per game, and B.J. Mack contributes significantly with 5.1 rebounds per game. South Carolina’s ability to control the game’s pace and their defensive prowess will be key factors in this matchup.

This game is not just a test of offensive might but also a showcase of defensive tenacity. Both teams have been excellent at limiting their opponents’ scoring opportunities, and it will be intriguing to see which defense bends first. The battle between Auburn’s Johni Broome and South Carolina’s B.J. Mack in the paint could be a deciding factor, as both players have been instrumental in their teams’ success this season. With both teams looking to maintain their winning streaks and secure a better seeding for the postseason, this game is set to be a classic SEC duel that could go down to the wire.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Auburn Tigers Pick

Given the strong defensive performances from both the Auburn Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks, the under seems to be the most compelling pick for this matchup. Auburn’s defense has been a cornerstone of their success, particularly at home where they have not lost a game this season. South Carolina’s defense has been equally impressive, holding opponents to under 70 points in their last seven victories. With both teams excelling in limiting their opponents’ scoring, it’s likely that this trend will continue, making the under a prudent choice.

Furthermore, historical trends support the under for both teams, with Auburn going under in 7 of their last 10 games and South Carolina going under in 3 of their last 4. The head-to-head matchup also favors the under, as both teams have gone under in 5 of their last 6 meetings. Considering these factors, along with the high-pressure environment of a top-tier SEC game, it’s reasonable to expect a defensively focused contest where points are at a premium. Therefore, despite Auburn’s high-scoring offense, the defensive strengths of both teams are likely to prevail, making the under the right pick for this game.

The Pick: Under 137.5 -110 (FanDuel)