Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 13-14 and a road record of 1-9. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 16-7 against the spread.
Kevin Punter comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Armani Moore averages 11.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Michael Carrera averages 14.8 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tennessee averages 76.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 233rd in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 59th and 145th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 11.1 per game. The Volunteers allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 95th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 334th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 218th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 76.8 points per game this year which ranks them 79th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 220th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 158th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 289th with 13.9 per game. The Gamecocks allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 128th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 227th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 141st place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 106.2 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Volunteers give up 78.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.7 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 105.3 and 52.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.3%. The Gamecocks give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-11 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-13 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 16-7 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-12 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/18/15 F Jabari McGhee Personal left the team
02/23/16 G Kevin Punter Foot doubtful Wednesday vs. South Carolina
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/23/16 G John Ragin Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Tennessee
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee
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