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NCAAB: #11 South Carolina vs #13 Auburn Odds, and Picks (Feb 14)

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  • South Carolina continues their blistering play, picking up their 7th straight win.
  • Auburn took a tough defeat at Florida on Saturday, losing by a score of 81-65.
  • These two teams last met on January 21, 2023, in a game that Auburn won 81-66.

The college basketball season is heating up! Let’s look at the upcoming clash between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Auburn Tigers. Both teams are heating up and competing to climb the SEC standings.


How to Watch

  • SEC Network

Preview

South Carolina has been having a phenomenal season under 2nd-year head coach Lamont Paris. They hadn’t had much success since making the Final Four as a 7-seed back in 2017, but they can now double last season’s win total with one more victory. The Gamecocks’ impressive turnaround has them projected to receive a 5-seed in the NCAA Tournament, which would mark their highest placement in over 25 years.

Auburn has gone 3-3 in their last 6 games, after starting the season out 16-2. They remain safely within the projected tournament field, but are still fighting for positioning in the SEC. A win in this game against South Carolina would guarantee the Tigers rise into at least a share of 1st place in the conference. On the other hand, a loss would send them two games out of 1st. They need their defense to bounce back here.


Prediction

South Carolina has proven the metrics wrong on this run, jumping dozens of spots in the NET after huge wins over Kentucky and Tennessee. They went from not even on the bubble to the 3-5 seed range in a matter of weeks, and can build on it even further here. Unfortunately, they’ll face another tough task on the road against Auburn. I like the Tigers chances of snapping the Gamecocks streak at home in this one.

NCAAB Picks:

  • Auburn 85, South Carolina 77 )
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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