Saturday, February 25, 2017
Colonial Life Arena
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The Tennessee Volunteers head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 15-13 and a road record of 4-5. They are 14-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-15. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 20-8 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 10-14 against the spread.
Robert Hubbs comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Grant Williams averages 12.7 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Duane Notice averages 10.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. PJ Dozier averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Tennessee averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 112th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 244th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 273rd in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.6 per game. The Volunteers allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 181st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 147th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 267th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 79th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 72.1 points per game this year which ranks them 193rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 300th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 215th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 137th and 232nd respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 193rd with 13.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 178th and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 70.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 105.6 and they assist on 56.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.6%. The Volunteers give up 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 75.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 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 11.8 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 102.4 and 51% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34%. The Gamecocks give up 63.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-12 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-15 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-14 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-14 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
02/24/17 G Jordan Bowden Flu "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee +6.5
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