Arkansas vs South Carolina Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 4, 2023

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The South Carolina Gamecocks (8-14, 1-8 SEC) will look to snap a five-game home losing streak when squaring off versus the Arkansas Razorbacks (15-7, 4-5 SEC) on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Colonial Life Arena, airing at 3:30 PM ET.

The Razorbacks square off with the Gamecocks in a game that Arkansas is currently a double-digit favorite by 12.5 points. The game has a point total of 135.

Arkansas vs. South Carolina Odds

Point Spread for Arkansas vs. South Carolina

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Arkansas as the favorite.

Arkansas vs. South Carolina Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arkansas has -796 odds to pick up the win, while South Carolina is listed at +541 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 135 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Arena: Colonial Life Arena

Arkansas vs. South Carolina Betting Trends

In the Arkansas’ 22 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Razorbacks have won in 14, or 77.8%, of the 18 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Arkansas has eclipsed the over/under in 31.8% of its opportunities this year (seven times in 22 games with a set point total).

South Carolina has 10 wins against the spread in 22 games this season. The Gamecocks have gone 4-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.5% of those games). South Carolina’s games this season have hit the over on 10 of 22 set point totals (45.5%).

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Arkansas vs. South Carolina Key Players to Watch

Arkansas

Anthony Black puts up a team-leading 4 assists per game. He is also putting up 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, shooting 44.9% from the floor. Ricky Council IV leads the Razorbacks with 17.3 points per game and 2.4 assists, while also averaging 3.2 rebounds. Davonte Davis averages 10.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
Makhi Mitchell leads the Razorbacks at 5.7 rebounds per game, while also averaging 1 assists and 7.5 points.

South Carolina

Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson II leads the Gamecocks in scoring (16.1 points per game) and rebounding (6.6), and averages 0.9 assists. He also puts up 1 steal and 0.8 blocked shots. Meechie Johnson Jr. is the Gamecocks’ top assist man (3.3 per game), and he puts up 11.9 points and 4 rebounds. Hayden Brown gives the Gamecocks 10.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. He also posts 1 steal and 0.5 blocked shots. Chico Carter Jr. is averaging 10.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, making 49.1% of his shots from the field and 48.9% from 3-point range, with 2 triples per contest.

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What you need to know about the Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas has covered three times in nine games with a spread in conference play this season. The Razorbacks rank 107th in college basketball with 74.8 points per game this season. At the other end of the court, they rank 60th with 65.3 points allowed per contest. With 33.3 rebounds per game, Arkansas is 113th in the country. It cedes 28.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 49th in college basketball.

Offensively the Razorbacks have performed better in home games this year, putting up 74.8 points per game, compared to 68 per game away from home. While Arkansas ranks in the bottom 25 in the nation in three-pointers per game with 5 (11th-worst), it ranks 324th in college basketball with a 30.8% three-point percentage. The Razorbacks are allowing opponents to post a 31.2% three-point percentage this year (62nd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve provided a lift by allowing only 5.4 three-pointers per contest (15th-best).

The Razorbacks have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. Three of Arkansas’ past 10 outings have hit the over. Arkansas’ offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, scoring 69.3 points a contest compared to the 74.8 it has averaged this season. Arkansas’ points-allowed average over its past 10 games (69.4) is 4.1 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.3).

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What you need to know about the South Carolina Gamecocks

A total of six South Carolina conference games this season have gone over the point total. On offense, the Gamecocks are the 17th-worst team in the country (63.7 points per game). Defensively, they are 277th (73.1 points allowed per game). On the boards, South Carolina is 177th in college basketball in rebounds (32 per game). It is 286th in rebounds allowed (32.9 per game).

At home, the Gamecocks score 62.3 points per game. Away, they average 69.6. In 2022-23, South Carolina is 147th in college basketball in 3-point makes (7.7 per game) and 281st in 3-point percentage (32.1%). The Gamecocks are 149th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (7 per game) and 264th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.9%).

The Gamecocks have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 2-8 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, South Carolina has hit the over six times. South Carolina has fared worse offensively in its past 10 games, generating 63.2 points per contest, 0.5 fewer points its than season average of 63.7. The Gamecocks are ceding 77.4 points per contest over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 73.1 points allowed.

Arkansas vs. South Carolina Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Arkansas, and we expect that Arkansas will cover the spread (Arkansas -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135 points.

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How to bet Arkansas vs. South Carolina

You can bet on Arkansas vs. South Carolina at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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