Temple at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Temple Owls head to Madison Square Garden to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 1.5 point favorites.
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Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 71.5 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 60.7, which is a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-1 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Levan Shawn Alston averages 18.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Quinton Rose averages 17.5 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Chris Silva scores 14 points per contest while playing 22.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Frank Booker averages 11 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 78.5 points per contest this year, which is 139th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 123rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 28th in Division 1. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 290th with 12.0 per game. The Owls allow 71.5 points per contest, which is 167th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 128th and 32nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 235th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 149th place in college basketball. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 186th in the country with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 199th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 154th in Division 1. They are 92nd in the country in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 74th in assists per game with 16.2. The Gamecocks are 108th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Gamecocks give up 60.7 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 68th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 29.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 283rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Owls are 60th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 233rd. In terms of pace they are 267th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 104th. As a team they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. Temple is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 97th in the nation.
South Carolina is 114th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 65th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 13th in the nation in defensive rating with 85.6, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 165th. They are 213th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 158th. As a unit they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple -1.5
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