Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 17-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-13. The Tigers have an overall record of 9-11 and a home record of 7-4. They have an over/under record of 12-7 and they are 8-11 against the spread.
Duane Notice comes into this contest averaging 10 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. PJ Dozier averages 13.6 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Antonio Blakeney averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Duop Reath averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
South Carolina averages 70.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 222nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 285th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 129th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 109th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 13.8 per game. The Gamecocks allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in Division 1.
LSU averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 117th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 91st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 213th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 101st and 143rd respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 257th with 14.2 per game. The Tigers allow 80.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 322nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 274th and 292nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 284th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 308th place in the nation. The Tigers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 229th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 66 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 102.5 and they assist on 54.8% 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 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.2%. The Gamecocks give up 64 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 78.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -20.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.3 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 102.9 and 48.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Tigers give up 77.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 94 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-8 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-13 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-11 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 12-7 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina -9.5
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