Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Colonial Life Arena
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 7 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 13-6 and a road record of 3-2. They are 10-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-11. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 4-12 and they are 8-7 against the spread.
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Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Danjel Purifoy averages 13.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Sindarius Thornwell averages 19.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. PJ Dozier averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Auburn averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 233rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 155th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranks them 109th and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.4 per game. The Tigers allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 331st and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 69.7 points per game this year which ranks them 244th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 281st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 134th and 180th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 207th with 13.7 per game. The Gamecocks allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 104.7 and they assist on 47.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Tigers give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 71.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.3 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 101.9 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 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 32% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.5%. The Gamecocks give up 57.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 10-7 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 6-11 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 8-7 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-12 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
01/23/17 G PJ Dozier Back missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Auburn
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina -7
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