Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 21-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 15-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-10. The Tigers have an overall record of 9-16 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
Michael Carrera comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 12.9 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kevin Puryear averages 11.5 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Wes Clark averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
South Carolina averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 189th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the country. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 160th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 14.1 per game. The Gamecocks allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 273rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in the Division 1.
Missouri averages 67.8 points per game this year which ranks them 279th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 258th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 205th and 276th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 123rd with 12.3 per game. The Tigers allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 147th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the nation. The Tigers force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 106.2 and they assist on 52.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. South Carolina turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.9%. The Gamecocks give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 73.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.7 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 98.7 and 49.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Missouri turns it over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.4%. The Tigers give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 15-6 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-10 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 13-8 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 13-9 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/15/16 G John Ragin Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Missouri
Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/14/15 G Matravian Payne Academics has left team
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina
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