Missouri vs South Carolina: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 20, 2021 - Last Updated on February 23, 2021

The No. 20 Missouri Tigers (13-6) will attempt to halt a three-game losing streak when they visit the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-10) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021 as 3.5-point favorites. The Gamecocks have lost four games in a row. The point total for the matchup is set at 151.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Tigers (-3.5)

The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.4 points of each other.

Pick OU:
Under (151)

The model predicts a total 2.4 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Missouri 76, South Carolina 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Tigers have an average implied point total of 73.6 this season, which is 3.4 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (77).
  • This season, Missouri has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (77) eight times.
  • The Gamecocks’ average implied point total on the season (75.8 points) is 1.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (74 points).
  • South Carolina is trying to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (74) for the eighth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Missouri and South Carolina Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Tigers 10-9 6-4 12-7
Gamecocks 6-9 1-3 10-5

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

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • The Tigers are shooting 45.4% from the field this season, 0.2 percentage points higher than the 45.2% the Gamecocks allow to opponents.
  • Missouri is 8-3 against the spread and 10-1 overall in games when it shoots better than 45.2% from the field.
  • South Carolina’s record is 5-1 against the spread and 4-2 overall when its opponents make more than 45.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Gamecocks’ 42.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is -0.1 percentage points lower than the Tigers have given up to their opponents (42.3%).
  • This season, South Carolina has compiled a 5-2 record against the spread and a 3-4 record overall in games the team shoots better than 42.3% collectively from the field.
  • Missouri is 7-3 against the spread and 9-1 overall in games its opponents shoot above 42.4% from the field.
  • The Tigers’ 31.1% three-point shooting percentage this season is 3.7 percentage points lower than opponents of the Gamecocks have shot from beyond the arc (34.8%).
  • Missouri has collected a 4-3 record against the spread and a 5-2 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 34.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • South Carolina is 4-2 against the spread while putting up a 4-2 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 31.1% from three-point distance.
  • The Gamecocks shoot 32% from three-point distance this season. That’s zero percentage points lower than the Tigers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (32%).
  • South Carolina has a 3-5 ATS record and has gone 3-5 straight-up when hitting more than 32% of its three-point attempts.
  • Missouri has a 6-3 ATS record and an 8-1 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 32% from downtown.
  • South Carolina has gone 4-5 against the spread and 4-5 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Missouri hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 5-3 ATS and 6-2 straight up.

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