Arkansas at South Carolina Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 2/14/2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Colonial Life Arena
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 8.5 point favorites.
The Razorbacks come into this game with an overall record of 18-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 20-5 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 9-13 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
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Dusty Hannahs comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 24 minutes per night so far this season for the Razorbacks. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Daryl Macon averages 13.1 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Arkansas. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Sindarius Thornwell averages 20.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 7.5 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 82%. PJ Dozier averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Arkansas averages 80.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 81st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 68th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 129th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 12 per game. The Razorbacks allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 106th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 200th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 149th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 72.7 points per game this year which ranks them 182nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 295th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 174th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 105th and 208th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 195th with 13.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in college basketball.
The Razorbacks average 75.1 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 -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 111.8 and they assist on 52.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arkansas turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Razorbacks give up 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 75.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 102.8 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 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 34% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Gamecocks give up 61.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 11-12 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 12-11 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-11 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-13 against the over/under
Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/11/16 G RJ Glasper Shoulder 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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