Missouri Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: 2/20/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

The No. 20 Missouri Tigers (13-6) will try to stop 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 matchup has a point total of 151.

Betting Information

Missouri vs South Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri -3.5 -113 -109 151 -110 -112 -172 138

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Missouri vs South Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Missouri (-3.5) Under (151) Missouri 76 South Carolina 72

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Total Facts

  • In 36.8% of their opportunities this season (seven of 19 chances), the Tigers and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s over/under of 151 points.
  • South Carolina and its opponents have combined to score at least 151 points in 46.7% of their games this season (seven of 15 chances).
  • The two teams average a combined three fewer points per game (148) than this matchup’s total of 151 points.
  • The Tigers and the Gamecocks have seen their opponents average a combined 1.8 fewer points per game than the over/under of 151 set for this matchup.
  • The Tigers average point total in matchups this season is 145.8, 5.2 points less than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Gamecocks this season is 0.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Tigers put up just 3.4 fewer points per game (74) than the Gamecocks give up (77.4).
  • When Missouri puts up more than 77.4 points, it is 6-2 overall and 5-0 against the spread.
  • In games when South Carolina gives up more than 74 points, it is 2-8 against the spread and 0-10 overall.
  • The Gamecocks’ 74 points per game are just 2.2 more points than the 71.8 the Tigers give up.
  • South Carolina is 4-6 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 71.8 points.
  • Missouri is 2-6 against the spread and 3-5 overall when it gives up more than 74 points.
  • The Tigers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 42 points this season (2.2 points per game on average), and opponents of the Gamecocks have out-scored them by 51 more points on the year (3.4 per game).

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Missouri Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Missouri has been strong this season, posting a 10-9 record.
  • When favored by at least 3.5 points, the Tigers have fared well against the spread, putting together a 6-4 record.
  • The Tigers have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 7 times in 19 games this season.

South Carolina Betting Information

  • The Gamecocks have a losing record against the spread, going 6-9 ATS (covering only 40% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Gamecocks have a record ATS of 1-3.
  • In most of South Carolina’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (10 out of 15 games, 66.7%).

Head to Head

Missouri vs South Carolina (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/19/2021 Missouri -5 146 -228 +185 Regular Season 81-70 MIZZ
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-54 SC
3/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-63 MIZZ
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-75 SC

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Missouri Leaders

  • The Tigers scoring leader is Xavier Pinson, who averages 14.5 per contest to go with 2.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
  • Missouri’s leading rebounder is Jeremiah Tilmon averaging 7.8 boards per game and its best passer is Dru Smith and his 3.4 assists per game.
  • The Tigers get the most three-point shooting production out of Smith, who knocks down 1.6 threes per game.
  • Smith is Missouri’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Tilmon leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

South Carolina Leaders

  • A.J. Lawson is the top scorer for the Gamecocks with 18.0 points per game. He also adds 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Justin Minaya is atop the Gamecocks rebounding leaderboard with 6.9 rebounds per game, and Jermaine Couisnard paces the squad in assists with 3.6 per contest.
  • Lawson hits more threes per game than any other member of the Gamecocks, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 3.1 per outing.
  • South Carolina’s leader in steals is Lawson (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Jalyn McCreary (1.3 per game).
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