Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 6 point favorites.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 5-0. They are 2-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3. The Orange have an overall record of 4-0 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 0-1 and they are 1-0 against the spread.
Sindarius Thornwell comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Duane Notice averages 11.2 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Andrew White III averages 17.3 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Tyler Roberson averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
South Carolina averages 77.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 67th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 61st and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 222nd with 14.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 58 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 32% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 7.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 86.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 33.8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 13th in the nation. They average 46 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 72nd with 12 per game. The Orange allow 52.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 29% shooting percentage and a 19% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 146th place in the nation. The Orange force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 245th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 19.3 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 112.8 and they assist on 55.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. South Carolina turns the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42%. The Gamecocks give up -- points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 86.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 35.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 33.8 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 127.8 and 65.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 61%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 44.2%. The Orange give up 52.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 51.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-2 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-3 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 0-1 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
11/15/16 F Sedee Keita Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/19/16 F Taurean Thompson Foot "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse -6
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