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Auburn vs. South Carolina odds: Proven model reveals college basketball picks, prediction for Jan. 4, 2022

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the No. 9 Auburn Tigers are set to square off in an SEC matchup at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks are 9-3 overall and 7-0 at home, while Auburn is 12-1 overall and 2-0 on the road. Auburn opened conference play with a 70-55 win over No. 16 LSU last Wednesday; this is South Carolina’s first SEC game of the year. 

The Tigers are favored by 9.5-points in the latest South Carolina vs. Auburn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 145.5. Before entering any Auburn vs. South Carolina picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on South Carolina vs. Auburn. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for South Carolina vs. Auburn:

  • South Carolina vs. Auburn spread: South Carolina +9.5
  • South Carolina vs. Auburn over-under: 145.5 points

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What you need to know about South Carolina

South Carolina will be eager to get back on the court for the first time since Dec. 22 when it blew out Army in a 105-75 final. The Gamecocks had four double-digit scorers in that win, led by freshman guard Devin Carter’s 22 points off the bench. Junior guard Chico Carter Jr. added 20 points, knocking down all three of his 3-point attempts. 

The Gamecocks were scheduled to wrap up the 2021 portion of their season with a contest against South Carolina State last Wednesday, but that game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. Junior guard Jermaine Couisnard leads the team with 11.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. South Carolina is on a seven-game home winning streak and has covered the spread in four of its last five games overall. 

What you need to know about Auburn

Auburn wrapped up 2021 with a 70-55 win over then-No. 16 LSU to open conference play last Wednesday. Forward Walker Kessler led the way for Auburn, nearly tallying a triple-double with 16 points, 11 blocks and nine rebounds. Kessler has been a fantastic presence on the defensive end this season, blocking 55 shots in just 13 games. 

The Tigers are blocking the most shots per game of any team in college basketball, recording 8.2 per contest. They have now won nine consecutive games since losing to Connecticut in double overtime on Nov. 24. Auburn has covered the spread in seven of those nine wins and has come out victorious in four of its last five games against South Carolina. 

How to make South Carolina vs. Auburn picks

The model has simulated South Carolina vs. Auburn 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Auburn vs. South Carolina? And which side of the spread covers well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks. 

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