Saturday, January 16, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 8-8 and a road record of 0-3. They are 7-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-5. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 15-1 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 5-8 and they are 10-2 against the spread.
Kevin Puryear comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Wes Clark averages 9.7 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Missouri. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Michael Carrera averages 11.9 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Missouri averages 69.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 235th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 192nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 260th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 208th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 95th with 12 per game. The Tigers allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 80th and 237th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 130th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 117th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 86th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 150th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 275th with 14.1 per game. The Gamecocks allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 205th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in college basketball.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 7-5 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 8-5 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-2 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-8 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/14/15 G Matravian Payne Academics has left team
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri
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