The Missouri Tigers will look to snap a losing streak when they face the South Carolina Gamecocks anew this weekend. Will the Tigers go 2-0 this season against South Carolina? Or will the Gamecocks tie up their regular-season series against the Tigers?
Betting Preview for the Missouri Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks NCAA College Basketball Game on February 20 2021
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
When: Saturday, February 20, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Missouri Tigers (odds)
Record: 13-6 Overall / 6-6 Conference
Missouri can be quite hard to read this season. This is a team that has wins over the Tennessee Volunteers and the Alabama Crimson Tide and at the same time has lost to the likes of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers are on a three-game losing skid, with their most recent loss coming at the hands of Georgia to the tune of an 80-70 score last Tuesday at home. This season, Missouri is averaging 74.0 points per game and allows 71.8 per contest. Although Mizzou is only shooting 31 percent from deep, the Tigers made at least 40 percent of 3-point shots in two of their last three games, including in the 86-81 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks at home on Feb. 13 wherein they went 13 of 32 from the outside. Missouri defeated the Gamecocks at home last Jan. 19th, 81-70, on the strength of an amazing 59.3 percent shooting from the field.
The over is 3-1 in Missouri’s last four road games.
Betting on the South Carolina Gamecocks (odds)
Record: 5-9 Overall / 3-7 Conference
South Carolina has been sour of late, as the Gamecocks are also on a three-game losing streak. In their last game, the Gamecocks were dealt with an 81-74 home loss by the Mississippi Rebels. South Carolina’s not shooting great of late, as the Gamecocks have only made 38.9 percent of their shots in the last three games, but the real problem is their inability to take care of the leather. The Gamecocks are averaging 15.7 turnovers per game and even had 19 turnovers in each of their last two games. On the season, the Gamecocks are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 76.3 per contest. If they could cut down on their turnovers and dominate the offensive glass again, the Gamecocks should be in a great position to avenge their January loss to Mizzou. The Gamecocks had 16 offensive rebounds to just seven by Mizzou in that game.
South Carolina, which has a game against Tennessee this Wednesday, is 4-1 in its last five home games versus Missouri.
South Carolina wins, 77-74.
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