Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Mizzou Arena to take on the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 12 point favorites.
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The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 16-4 and a road record of 3-2. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-12. The Tigers have an overall record of 5-14 and a home record of 4-7. They have an over/under record of 8-8 and they are 6-9 against the spread.
Sindarius Thornwell comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. PJ Dozier averages 13.9 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Terrence Phillips averages 9.8 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Kevin Puryear averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
South Carolina averages 71.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 208th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 134th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.7 per game. The Gamecocks allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in Division 1.
Missouri averages 70.2 points per game this year which ranks them 233rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 328th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 342nd in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 238th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 118th with 12.8 per game. The Tigers allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 142nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 314th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 103.1 and they assist on 55.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. 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 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.6%. The Gamecocks give up 65.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 72.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.6 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 96.9 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Missouri turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Tigers give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-7 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-12 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 6-9 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 8-8 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Willie Jackson Personal expected to transfer
01/20/17 F Jakoby Kemp Redshirt out for season
01/05/17 F Mitchell Smith Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina -12
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