Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 1 point favorites.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 20-6 and a road record of 6-2. They are 10-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-13. The Commodores have an overall record of 13-13 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 13-11 against the spread.
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Sindarius Thornwell comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. PJ Dozier averages 13.8 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 15.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Commodores. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Luke Kornet averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
South Carolina averages 72.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 178th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 293rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 186th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 115th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 194th with 13.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the country. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in Division 1.
Vanderbilt averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 199th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 192nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 228th and 150th respectively. In the turnover department the Commodores rank 117th with 12.7 per game. The Commodores allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 136th and 195th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the nation. The Commodores force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 69.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 103.1 and they assist on 52.3% 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 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.4%. The Gamecocks give up 64.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Commodores score 77.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7 points per game. The Commodores have a rating on offense of 107 and 57.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 48% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Commodores give up 70.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-12 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-13 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 13-11 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-12 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/20/16 G Phillip McGloin Personal has left team
12/14/16 G Larry Austin Jr. Eligibility out for season
12/13/16 G Camron Justice Personal expected to transfer
Guy's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +1
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