South Carolina basketball game: Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Line, Prediction, Odds, TV Channel, and Live Stream for college basketball game Feb. 8

South Carolina Gamecocks guard Devin Carter (23). Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina Gamecocks guard Devin Carter (23). Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /

The South Carolina basketball team welcomes No. 5 Kentucky to town for a huge SEC matchup. The Gamecocks are looking to end a two-game losing skid while the Wildcats are riding a four-game winning streak.

Frank Martin’s bunch has struggled of late, dropping each of their last two contests by double digits. The defense has been an issue, with South Carolina surrendering just under 80 points per night in that time.

They’ve also struggled to score, which is not a good sign when prepping for a Kentucky defense that’s giving up just 65 points a game during their recent winning streak.

As it stands, the Gamecocks sit at 13-9 with a 4-6 mark in conference play. Kentucky enters the matchup at 19-4 and 8-2 in SEC action.

The Wildcats hold a strong advantage in the overall series, posting a 50-12 all-time record against the Gamecocks. South Carolina has, however, split the last four meetings. They’ve also won each of the last two matchups at Colonial Life Arena.

Can they keep that streak alive with another upset on Tuesday? Let’s preview the upcoming contest and give a prediction on the outcome.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under

The latest WynnBET odds show Kentucky as an 11-point favorite in tonight’s matchup. South Carolina enters with +475 money line odds while the Wildcats boast -650 odds to win outright. Tonight’s over/under is set at 144 points.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction

The Gamecocks are struggling of late, dropping their last two games by double digits. They’ve got to figure out a way to put the ball in the basket if they hope to have a chance tonight.

Kentucky is rolling, using a four-game winning streak to climb into the top five in the latest polls. The Wildcats play best when their defense is stingy, and that’s been the case over this recent streak. They’ve been able to lock down the likes of Kansas, Alabama, and Mississippi State, each of which boast much more productive offenses than the Gamecocks.

South Carolina has also been very up and down against the Wildcats. In their two latest wins over Kentucky, the Gamecocks have kept the game in reach to escape with close victories. The last two losses, though, have each been 28-point blowouts. That includes last year’s 92-64 loss in the Gamecocks’ regular season finale.

Unfortunately, it seems like South Carolina is catching Kentucky at the wrong time. The Wildcats should roll to another win.

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Think the Gamecocks can pull the upset? Make your pick now on WynnBET.

What Channel is the South Carolina Gamecocks Game On?

Tonight’s game will be aired on ESPN with tip off set for 7 PM ET.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats live stream

You can also stream the game live on Fubo TV.

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