The Colonial Life Arena will host an SEC NCAAB matchup between the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday.
The Crimson Tide are 23-4 (13-1) this season and are coming off a 108-59 home win against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday.
The Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 10-17 (3-11) and are coming off an 82-73 road win against the LSU Tigers last Saturday.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Odds
|Alabama Crimson Tide||-1800||-17 (-110)||Over 148.5 (-110)|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||+1000||+17 (-110)||Under 148.5 (-110)|
Crimson Tide vs. Gamecocks Match Details
Fixture: Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Time and date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023; 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
Crimson Tide vs. Gamecocks Key Stats
The Crimson Tide are one of the best offensive teams in the nation, averaging 85.2 points per game. They have been passing the basketball at a solid level, averaging 15.3 assists throughout the season.
Freshman forward Brandon Miller has led the team thus far, averaging 18.7 points, eight rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 steals in 32.6 minutes per game. He has been shooting well from deep throughout the season, connecting on 42.9 percent from three throughout the season thus far.
Their defense has been playing well this season, conceding 68.3 points per game. The Crimson Tide have been doing well to force 5.1 blocks and six steals per game. They need to continue improving on the defensive end to continue being a top team in the entire country.
The Gamecocks are a decent offensive team, scoring 64.7 points per outing and shooting a putrid 40% from the field. Freshman forward Gregory Jackson II has been doing well, averaging 15.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game in 31.5 minutes this season.
They are doing a decent job defensively, allowing 72.8 points per game. They have been struggling to be disruptive, averaging 2.6 blocks and five steals per game throughout the year.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Best Picks and Prediction
When looking at KenPom’s adjusted efficiency margin, the Crimson Tide are second in the sport with a +27.83 rating while the Gamecocks are all the way down at 225th in the nation with a -4.75 rating up to this point.
Their respective offenses have been the difference-makers as Alabama has scored 85.3 points in their last four games, while South Carolina has averaged 69.4 points in their previous five games. All in all, go with the Crimson Tide to cover the spread as they are 11-4 ATS in their previous 15 games.