With a 4.5 rating and a total rating of 155.5, what's the best bet on Tuesday night's Kentucky vs. South Carolina matchup at 7:00 PM ET?
Chances of playing and betting
627 Kentucky Wildcats (-4.5) at 628 South Carolina Gamecocks (+4.5); o/u 155.5
7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Colonial Living Hall, Columbia, SC
Kentucky vs. South Carolina: Bettors Baking Road Favorite
Our CBB public betting info page shows that 65% of public bettors currently support Kentucky. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Bradshaw quiet in overtime loss
Aaron Bradshaw Had zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one rebound and two assists over six minutes in Saturday's 97-92 OT loss to Texas A&M. Bradshaw couldn't stay out of foul trouble in the contest, and was held virtually scoreless in a season-low total of minutes, taking just one shot in the contest.
Oguna Oninso saw the biggest increase in production at his place, setting season highs in scoring and rebounding while blocking five shots. Even the top five stars are prone to slumps, as that seems like an anomaly after averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in five starts leading into this contest. Those games are an inherent risk for Bradshaw's deployment in fantasy lineups, as Kentucky's frontcourt is incredibly talented after overcoming multiple injuries that plagued the start of the season.
Mack leads the team in scoring
BJ Mack Had 18 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes in Saturday's 77-64 win over Arkansas. He led the team with 18 points in Saturday's win over Arkansas. McCarthy seems to have found a rhythm offensively and hasn't hit double figures in three straight games after a five-game stretch in late December and early January.
Kentucky vs. South Carolina CBB betting trends
Under is 11-5 in GameCox's last 16 as favorite
The over is 6-1 in GameCox's last game against a team with a straight winning record
Over is 13-3 in Wildcats last 16 road games
Over is 36-16 in his last 52 games overall
CBB Kentucky vs. South Carolina Prediction:
Take South Carolina. The Gamecocks are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 home games, 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 following an ATS win and 21-7 overall in the betting window in their last 28 games. On the flip side, the Wildcats are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games after scoring 100 or more points in their previous game.
KENTUCKY vs. SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE HOOPS PREDICTION: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS +4.5