UMass at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Colonial Life Arena
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The UMass Minutemen head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 14 point favorites.
UMass heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 73.3 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 3-3 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-2 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luwane Pipkins averages 17.3 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Rashaan Holloway averages 10.7 points per contest in 18.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.3 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Chris Silva scores 12.7 points per contest while playing 23.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Maik Kotsar averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 37%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass averages 72.9 points per contest this year, which is 224th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 178th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 200th in Division 1. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 191st and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 115th with 14.6 per game. The Minutemen allow 70.9 points per contest, which is 159th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 106th and 129th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 203rd place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 216th in the country with 73.3 points per contest this season. They are 248th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 180th in Division 1. They are 120th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per contest and 123rd in assists per game with 15.1. The Gamecocks are 85th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Gamecocks give up 62.9 points per game, which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 93rd and 54th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 277th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Minutemen are 233rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 157th. In terms of pace they are 214th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 206th. As a team they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. UMass is 99th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 79th in the nation.
South Carolina is 85th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 74th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 40th in the nation in defensive rating with 89.1, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 197th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 212th. As a unit they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's UMass/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UMass +14
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