Kentucky vs South Carolina: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 6, 2021

The Kentucky Wildcats (8-15) host the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-13) in a matchup of SEC teams at Rupp Arena, starting at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The Gamecocks are 7.5-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total in the matchup is set at 151.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 6, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Kentucky Betting Information

  • The Wildcats are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 5-16-2
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Wildcats are 1-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • In 43.5% of their games this season (10/23), the Wildcats and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Wildcats lost 70-62 to Ole Miss in their last contest on Tuesday. Keion Brooks Jr. racked up a team-high 16 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 131.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Kentucky Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Boston Jr. 23 11.6 4.6 1.6 1.4 0.2 1.0
Davion Mintz 23 11.0 3.1 2.7 1.0 0.2 2.0
Keion Brooks Jr. 14 10.6 6.8 1.7 0.7 0.9 0.4
Olivier Sarr 23 10.5 5.3 1.3 0.4 1.3 0.4
Isaiah Jackson 23 8.3 6.6 0.7 0.7 2.7 0.0

South Carolina Betting Information

  • South Carolina has more often than not come up short ATS this season, with a 7-12 record.
  • For the second time this season, the Gamecocks are at least a 7.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 0-1 against the spread.
  • 12 of the Gamecocks 19 games (63.2%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Gamecocks lost to Arkansas 101-73 and failed to cover the spread as 5.5-point underdogs, while going over the 157.5 point total on Tuesday in their most recent game. A.J. Lawson put up a team-high 18 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

South Carolina Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
A.J. Lawson 19 17.4 4.1 1.4 1.5 0.2 3.1
Keyshawn Bryant 17 14.3 5.5 1.2 1.4 1.0 0.3
Jermaine Couisnard 17 10.1 3.0 3.2 1.3 0.1 1.5
Justin Minaya 18 7.3 6.6 1.8 0.8 0.7 0.9
Trae Hannibal 18 6.2 3.1 1.8 1.1 0.1 0.4

Total Facts

  • Kentucky’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (151 points) in 30.4% of opportunities (seven out of 23 matchups).
  • 10 South Carolina games this year (52.6% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Saturday’s point total of 151 points.
  • The total for the contest of 151 is 7.9 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Wildcats (69.4 points per game) and the Gamecocks (73.7 points per game).
  • This matchup’s over/under is 2.1 fewer points than the 148.9 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Wildcats games is 139.7 points, 11.3 fewer than the over/under of 151 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 1.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Gamecocks games this season (152.3 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2020 Kentucky South Carolina -5.5 135.5 -252 +203 Regular Season 81-78 S CAR
2/5/2019 N/A Kentucky N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-48 UK

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