Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Colonial Life Arena
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Crimson Tide come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 3-4. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 19-4 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 7-13 and they are 10-9 against the spread.
Braxton Key comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Crimson Tide. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Dazon Ingram averages 10.2 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Alabama. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
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Sindarius Thornwell averages 19.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. PJ Dozier averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Alabama averages 69.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 253rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 283rd in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 14 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 71.9 points per game this year which ranks them 198th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 272nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 123rd and 180th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 191st with 13.5 per game. The Gamecocks allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in college basketball.
The Crimson Tide average 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 101.3 and they assist on 49.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35%. The Crimson Tide give up 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 74.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 103.5 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.9%. The Gamecocks give up 59.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-11 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-11 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-9 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-13 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina -8.5
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