Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Humphrey Coliseum to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 4 point favorites.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 19-5 and a road record of 5-2. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-13. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 11-9 against the spread.
Duane Notice comes into this contest averaging 10.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. PJ Dozier averages 14.4 points per game in 27.4 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 65%.
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Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Lamar Peters averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
South Carolina averages 72.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 299th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 180th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 88th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 195th with 13.5 per game. The Gamecocks allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 135th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 123rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest which ranks them 193rd and 253rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 117th with 12.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 45th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 240th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.6 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 52.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 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 34% of their shots. South Carolina turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.6%. The Gamecocks give up 63.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 73.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.8 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 105.3 and 47.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.8 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27%. The Bulldogs give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-10 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 8-13 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-9 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-9 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina -4
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