Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida as 10 point favorites.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 20-7 and a road record of 6-3. They are 10-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-14. The Gators have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 12-13 and they are 16-9 against the spread.
Sindarius Thornwell comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. PJ Dozier averages 13.8 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Canyon Barry averages 13.2 points per game while playing 22.3 minutes per contest this year for the Gators. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. KeVaughn Allen averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
South Carolina averages 72.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 299th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 120th and 222nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.3 per game. The Gamecocks allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the country. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in Division 1.
Florida averages 79.5 points per game this year which ranks them 39th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 109th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 124th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 70th and 206th respectively. In the turnover department the Gators rank 62nd with 11.9 per game. The Gators allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the nation. The Gators force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 68.6 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 3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 102.7 and they assist on 51.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 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 33% of their shots. South Carolina turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.1%. The Gamecocks give up 65.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gators score 80.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Gators have a rating on offense of 111.5 and 48.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Florida turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Gators give up 66.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-13 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-14 against the over/under
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 16-9 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 12-13 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Florida Gators Injuries
02/20/17 G Canyon Barry Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. South Carolina
02/14/17 C John Egbunu Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Florida -10
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