Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks 2-8-22

Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The 5th ranked Kentucky Wildcats (19-4) will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (13-9) in the SEC at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. Kentucky will try to continue their success after beating Alabama at 66-55 improving their overall standing to 19-4 and a conference record at 8-2 this season.

 

The Wildcats lost to the top-ranked Auburn team but won their last four contests over Mississippi State, Kansas, Vanderbilt, and Alabama in succession. Kentucky is in 2nd place at 8-2 in the Southeastern Conference with a 19-4 overall standing and a 4-3 record on the road this season.

 

The Wildcats scored 33 points in each of the two halves while their defense allowed the Crimson Tide to score a total of 55 points resulting in their 11-point win at 66-55 on the year.

 

Guard Tyty Washington Jr. led Kentucky in scoring with 15 points while Forward Oscar Tshiebwe pulled down 15 rebounds and added 10 points for his double-double statistics in the victory.

 

Forward Oscar Tshiebwe carried the offense for the Wildcats with a double-double of 15.8 PPG and an average of 15.2 rebounds per contest while Guard Sahvir Wheeler led in assists with an average of 7.0 per match. Kentucky scored an average of 81.2 PPG with five players on double-figure average scoring this season.  

 

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Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks Predictions 2/8/2022

 

The South Carolina Gamecocks will be defending their home court against the visiting Kentucky team on Tuesday night after losing their recent outing to Tennessee and dropping to 13-9 this season.

 

The Gamecocks won three of their last five while losing their last two games to Mississippi State and the no.9 Tennessee Volunteers at 57-81 on February 5.

 

South Carolina dropped to 10th place at 4-6 in the Southeastern Conference with an overall standing at 13-9 and a home record at 9-3 on the year.

 

The Gamecocks’ struggled in dealing with the Volunteers’ defense after scoring only 29 points at halftime and 28 in the second half on the way to their 24-point blowout loss on February 5. Guards Devin Carter and Erik Stevenson scored 13 points each for South Carolina.

 

Guard Erik Stevenson led the Gamecocks in scoring and assists with an average of 11.3 PPG and an average of 2.5 assists per match while Forward Wildens Leveque controlled the glass for South Carolina with an average of 5.3 rebounds per contest. The Gamecocks gained an average of 70.8 PPG with only two players on double-figure average scoring.              

 

#5 Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks. The NCAAB Pick for this game is Kentucky -12. The 5th ranked Wildcats team will dominate this match with their potent offense and tough defense.

 

Kentucky scored an average of 81.2 PPG on 48.9% FG and allowed an average of just 64.0 PPG while South Carolina struggled with only 70.8 PPG in shooting just 42.5% from the field. Prediction: The Kentucky Wildcats will win at 78-65.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC

 

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

 

TV: ESPN  

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky Wildcats -12   

 

NCAAB Totals: 141

 

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