Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 17-1 and a road record of 3-1. They are 11-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Volunteers have an overall record of 9-9 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 10-6 and they are 9-7 against the spread.
Michael Carrera comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 12.1 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kevin Punter averages 22.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Armani Moore averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
South Carolina averages 78.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 57th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 163rd in the country. They average 42 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 149th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 14.1 per game. The Gamecocks allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the Division 1.
Tennessee averages 79.3 points per game this year which ranks them 48th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 176th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 203rd in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 57th and 115th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 34th with 11.1 per game. The Volunteers allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 275th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 184th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 256th place in the nation. The Volunteers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-3 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-8 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-7 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-6 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/18/15 F Jabari McGhee Personal left the team
01/20/16 F Armani Moore Ankle has entered the game
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina
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