Monday, December 12, 2016
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Monday, December 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 1 point favorites.
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The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They are 3-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-5. The Pirates have an overall record of 7-2 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 3-5 against the spread.
Sindarius Thornwell comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. PJ Dozier averages 12.8 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Khadeen Carrington averages 20 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Desi Rodriguez averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
South Carolina averages 73.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 136th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 92nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 94th in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 83rd and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.6 per game. The Gamecocks allow 55.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 7.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in Division 1.
Seton Hall averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 67th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 67th and 270th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 190th with 13.9 per game. The Pirates allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 65th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the nation. The Pirates force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 64 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 14 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 108.2 and they assist on 57.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. South Carolina turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.6%. The Gamecocks give up 50 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 51.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 89.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 109.3 and 40.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Seton Hall turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.4%. The Pirates give up 66.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-3 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-5 against the over/under
Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 3-5 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 4-4 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/11/16 G TeMarcus Blanton Groin "?" Monday vs. Seton Hall
12/05/16 G Sindarius Thornwell Suspension out indefinitely
Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Seton Hall +1
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