Saturday, February 20, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Florida Gators travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Gators come into this game with an overall record of 17-9 and a road record of 3-6. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 21-5 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 15-7 against the spread.
Dorian Finney-Smith comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Gators. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. KeVaughn Allen averages 11.9 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Florida. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Michael Carrera averages 14.6 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Florida averages 73.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 160th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 297th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 73rd with 11.6 per game. The Gators allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 77 points per game this year which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 208th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 170th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 293rd with 14.1 per game. The Gamecocks allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 254th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in college basketball.
The Gators average 64.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Gators have an offensive rating of 104.9 and they assist on 50.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34%. The Gators give up 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 80.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.2 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 105.5 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.4%. The Gamecocks give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 13-10 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 12-12 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 15-7 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-11 against the over/under
Florida Gators Injuries
01/18/16 F Alex Murphy Foot out indefinitely
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/19/16 G John Ragin Illness "?" Saturday vs. Florida
Guy's Pick: Take Florida
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