South Carolina at Ole Miss College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to The Pavilion at Ole Miss to play the Ole Miss Rebels on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ole Miss as 1.5 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 63.4 per contest. Ole Miss has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 82.5 points per contest and giving up 76.6, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-5 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 3-8 against the spread this season
The Ole Miss Rebels are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
11/05/17 F Karlis Silins Knee is out indefinitely
Frank Booker averages 11.1 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Chris Silva averages 12.8 points per game while playing 23.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Deandre Burnett averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Terence Davis averages 16.1 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks allow 63.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 54th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 50th, and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 32nd place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in college basketball. South Carolina averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 230th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 85th and 185th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 81st with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rebels surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 274th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 136th and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 318th with 16.4 assists allowed per contest, and 280th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rebels are 157th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season. Ole Miss is 43rd in Division 1 with 82.5 points per game this year. They are 113th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 189th in the nation. They are 120th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 17.8. The Rebels are 269th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Gamecocks are 237th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 88.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 250th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 162nd in Division 1. South Carolina is 95th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 58th in the nation.
Ole Miss is 297th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 171st in Division 1. The Rebels are 239th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 66th. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 100th. As a unit they are 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Ole Miss college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ole Miss -1.5
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