MAR 22 - South Carolina Vs Baylor Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

South Carolina Vs Baylor Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

Written by on March 22, 2017

The seventh-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the 2017 NCAA Tournament in their second round contest. Now, with the SEC title hopefuls looking to upset their second straight nationally-ranked title contender when they take on the third-seeded  Baylor Bears in their Sweet 16 showdown on Saturday, let’s find out if the Gamecocks have what it takes to reach the Elite Eight as well as the latest NCAA basketball betting lines.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Gamecocks Vs Bears Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:25 PM ET Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York TV: TBS Live Stream: NCAA Live NCAAB Odds: Baylor -3.5 / Total: 137.5  

Why Bet The South Carolina Gamecocks Odds at +3.5

There are several good reasons to back South Carolina to upset Baylor starting with the fact tht the Gamecocks manhandled No. 2 Duke in their stunning 88-81 second round win over the Blue Devils. South Carolina stormed back from a 31-24 halftime deficit to score a whopping 65 points in the second half. Sindarius Thornwell led the way with a team-high 24 points while adding 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal in the win. The Gamecocks have the edge in scoring and fewer turnovers against Baylor.

Why Bet The Baylor Bears Odds at -3.5

Third-seeded Baylor spankedNew Mexico State in their opener and got past USC 82-78 in the second round by going on a late 11-5 run to hold off the Trojans. Johnathan Motley led Baylor with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Baylor has the edge in their Sweet 16 matchup in field goal shooting percentage, free throw shooting, defense, rebounding and banch production.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

61 percent of the betting public likes Baylor to get the win and ATS cover and I believe that is the right call with South Carolina going 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an SU win. Baylor has gone 7-2 ATS in their last nine non-conference games and has been sharing the ball better than they have all season since the start of the NCAA tournament as evidenced by the fact that they got double digit scoring from five players in their tourney opener while placing four players in double digits against the Trojans the last time out.

My final score prediction is Baylor 83 South Carolina 76

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