Alabama vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 22 (Crimson Tide Find First-Half Success)

Alabama vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 22 (Crimson Tide Find First-Half Success)


Alabama vs South Carolina Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 2 Alabama (23-4, 13-1 SEC) vs. South Carolina (10-17, 3-11 SEC)
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Colonial Life Arena -- Columbia, South Carolina
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Wednesday, Feb. 22's NCAA college basketball schedule features the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide paying a visit to the lowly South Carolina Gamecocks in an SEC showdown.

Alabama is fresh off a dominant 108-59 victory over Georgia that saw Brandon Miller record a game-high 21 points while Nick Pringle had a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double off the bench. Meanwhile, South Carolina returns home following an 82-73 win over LSU in a game that didn't see the Gamecocks trail for even one second.

Does Alabama have another dominant performance in store for tonight? Or will South Carolina figure out a way to pull off the massive upset?

Alabama vs South Carolina Odds & Spread

Alabama enters this contest as the huge road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Alabama vs South Carolina Betting Trends

  • Alabama is 17-10-0 against the spread this season.
  • As a 17.5-point favorite or greater, the Crimson Tide have two wins ATS (2-2).
  • Out of 27 Alabama's games so far this year, 12 have gone over the total.
  • South Carolina's record against the spread is 14-13-0.
  • The Gamecocks have covered every time (1-0) as a 17.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Out of South Carolina's 27 games so far this season, 13 have gone over the total.
Alabama Rank Alabama AVG South Carolina AVG South Carolina Rank
6th 83.4 Points Scored 64.7 333rd
136th 68.3 Points Allowed 72.8 266th
1st 41.1 Rebounds 31.7 189th
21st 10.9 Off. Rebounds 10.4 33rd
6th 10.5 3pt Made 8 106th
44th 15.3 Assists 11.1 326th
315th 13.7 Turnovers 12.6 240th

Alabama vs South Carolina Prediction & Pick

Alabama's offensive display against Georgia further solidifies its attack as one of the best in the nation. The Crimson Tide average 83.4 PPG (No. 3) and now get to face a South Carolina team that surrenders 72.8 PPG (No. 247) on 46.5% shooting (No. 309).

If Alabama pulls ahead, South Carolina will have a tough time keeping pace due to a lethargic offense at home. As if losing their last seven home games wasn't bad enough, the Gamecocks only scored an average of 56.7 points. There's just no way that the Crimson Tide will lose to a team like that.

Alabama has already won its last seven meetings with South Carolina and with the way both sides have played this season, I expect an eighth straight win when all is said and done.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 81 | South Carolina: 60

Alabama vs South Carolina Best Bet

When it comes to a strong start, South Carolina is one of the worst teams. The Gamecocks only score an average of 28.8 points in the first half (No. 339) with a minus-6.7 scoring margin (No. 346). Meanwhile, Alabama averages the 11th-most first-half points (38.7), playing a big role in its plus-7.6 scoring margin at halftime (No. 11).

Alabama is going to dominate South Carolina tonight and a large part of that will stem from a sizeable lead at halftime.

Bet: First-Half Spread — Alabama -9.5 (-128)

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