Alabama vs. South Carolina - Picks Of The Day, March 10th

Alabama Crimson Tide Basketball

Friday, March 10, 2017 4:11 PM GMT

South Carolina (22-9, 11-16-1 ATS) might have received a double-bye, but they could be one and done unless the defense from earlier in the season shows up.

 Alabama vs. South Carolina

The Gamecocks were one of the top scoring defenses in the country through January and have seemed to wear down. After permitting just over 60 PPG, since February 4th, coach Frank Martin's squad has been burned for 73.3 PPG. With the Gamecocks not an offensive juggernaut, if they are conceding this many points, they struggle and that is shown by 3-6 and 1-8 ATS records. Quite fortunately, they will face an opponent who is very similar.

Alabama (18-13, 14-15 ATS) played their game in mauling Mississippi State by 20, holding the Bulldogs to 55 points on 39.1 percent shooting. If you are thinking about the Crimson Tide for college basketball picks, you have to hope they can come close to yesterday's three-point accuracy of 50 percent (8 for 16). Alabama can match South Carolina for defensive intensity, thus, this matchup will be about making shots and rebounding. Given the nature of both these clubs, it seems unfathomable their previous meeting was a 90-86 final score with the Tide winning as 8-point road underdogs. Alabama covers and advances to semi-finals.

Free NCAAB Pick: Alabama +3Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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