Auburn vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 21 (Tigers Cruise to Road Victory with Ease)

Devon Platana
Auburn vs South Carolina prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Auburn vs South Carolina prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Julie Bennett
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Auburn vs South Carolina Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 16 Auburn (15-3, 5-1 SEC) vs. South Carolina (8-10, 1-4 SEC)
  • Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Colonial Life Arena -- Columbia, South Carolina

The SEC is in action on Saturday, Jan. 21, highlighted by a Colonial Life Arena clash between the No. 16 Auburn Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks.

Auburn has been surging lately, winning for the fourth straight time with Wednesday's dominant 67-49 over LSU. Unfortunately for South Carolina, victories have been elusive lately more often than not. The Gamecocks fell to 1-4 in their last five games with a 70-58 loss to Ole Miss earlier this week, leaving them desperate for better results today.

Can Auburn extend its winning streak to five games this afternoon? Or will South Carolina find a way to upset its SEC rival to send the hometown crowd home happy?

Auburn vs South Carolina Odds & Spread

Auburn enters this contest as the clear road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 133.5 points with both sides set at -110.

Auburn vs South Carolina Betting Trends

  • Auburn has beaten the spread eight times in 18 games.
  • As a 13.5-point favorite or greater, the Tigers have one win ATS (1-3) this season.
  • Auburn has seen 10 of its 18 games go over the point total.
  • South Carolina is 9-9-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Gamecocks have two wins ATS (2-1) as a 13.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • There have been seven South Carolina games (out of 18) that went over the total this season.
Auburn Rank Auburn AVG South Carolina AVG South Carolina Rank
163rd 72.2 Points Scored 63.7 341st
26th 62.4 Points Allowed 72.2 260th
67th 34.7 Rebounds 31.4 223rd
42nd 10.7 Off. Rebounds 10.4 57th
280th 6.4 3pt Made 7.6 170th
119th 14.1 Assists 10.7 337th
237th 12.8 Turnovers 12.1 161st

Auburn vs South Carolina Prediction & Pick

Auburn's been doing a lot of things right to win four games in a row and one of those things is creating defensive havoc. The Tigers have shut down opposing offenses, holding the opposition to an average of just 61 points over the last four games and to 36.7% shooting in the last three.

Unfortunately for South Carolina, its offense has been nowhere to be found lately. On top of being held to 58 or fewer points in three of the last four games, the Gamecocks own the 24th-worst field-goal percentage (39.8%) in the country this season. Scoring is also tough when they're turning the ball over on 18.9% of offensive possessions (No. 225).

Don't overthink things: Auburn is the clear-cut better team here and shouldn't have an issue putting South Carolina in its place.

Final Score Prediction: Auburn: 79 | South Carolina: 65

Auburn vs South Carolina Best Bet

A 12.5-point spread is intimidating on paper, but Auburn can handle it. For starters, the Tigers are 2-1 ATS on the road against SEC teams this season. They've also covered the spread in four of their last five games against South Carolina, beating the Gamecocks by at least 13 points in three of the last four meetings.

It also helps that South Carolina is an abysmal 2-11 ATS in its last 13 home games played on Saturday. With the Gamecocks also being 0-3 ATS against SEC foes at Colonial Life Arena this season, I'm expecting Auburn to win by a big margin.

Bet: Auburn 10.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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