Sunday, December 4, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 21 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 4-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 2-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 1-4 and they are 3-2 against the spread.
Geno Thorpe comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Tulio Da Silva averages 12.7 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for South Florida. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Sindarius Thornwell averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. PJ Dozier averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
South Florida averages 71.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 204th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 113th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 217th and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 16.5 per game. The Bulls allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 63rd and 200th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 262nd place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 74.4 points per game this year which ranks them 133rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 71st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 73rd and 84th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 216th with 14.3 per game. The Gamecocks allow 55.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 7.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in college basketball.
The Bulls average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 97.9 and they assist on 51.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. South Florida turns the ball over an average of 20.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.1%. The Bulls give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 76.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.5 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 109.2 and 56.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.3%. The Gamecocks give up 56.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 48.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 2-2 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 2-2 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-2 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-4 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/02/16 G Jahmal McMurray Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Geo Washington
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/03/16 G TeMarcus Blanton Groin "?" Sunday vs. Florida Intl
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina -21
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