Against The Spread Pick
The Auburn Tigers started the season off strong, winning their first fifteen games of the season. However, they have now dropped two games in a row, including a 47-69 road loss against the Florida Gators on Saturday. With the loss, the Tigers have now dropped to 4th in the SEC with a record of 15-2 and a conference record of 3-2. Auburn will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Frank Martin might be in his last season as head coach of the Gamecocks. South Carolina has struggled this season as they enter this one with a record of 10-7, which includes a 2-2 conference record. South Carolina has won their last two games, including an 81-78 home win over the Kentucky Wildcats. Auburn is the more talented team in this game, and I look for the Tigers to correct the offensive woes they have experienced over their last two games. As a result, I look for the Tigers to come away with the win at home. However, I love South Carolina getting 10.5 points in this spot. This number is inflated.
Over Under Pick
South Carolina has been a below-average team this season in terms of points per game. They enter this game averaging 69.88 points per game, which ranks 223rd in the nation. Defensively, they have been above-average, allowing 66.12 points per game. Meanwhile, the Tigers have been one of the best teams in the country offensively. They enter this game averaging the 28th most points per game with 78.94. Auburn has also been an above-average team defensively this season, limiting opponents to 67.41 points per game. I look for the under 144.5 to be one of the better plays on Wednesday’s slate.