Saturday, January 2, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 9-3 and a road record of 0-0. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 12-0 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 7-1 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Ricky Tarrant averages 13.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Mindaugas Kacinas averages 12.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Michael Carrera averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Memphis averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 70th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 325th in the country. They average 44 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 156th with 12.8 per game. The Tigers allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.7 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 80.8 points per game this year which ranks them 38th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 16th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 101st respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 218th with 13.5 per game. The Gamecocks allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 179th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in college basketball.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 4-6 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 5-5 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-1 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-5 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
01/01/16 F Dedric Lawson Abdominal "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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