Missouri at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 1.5 point favorites.
Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 9-4. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-6 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/08/17 G C.J. Roberts Left Team is out for season
11/22/17 F Michael Porter Jr. Back is out for season
01/02/18 F Jontay Porter Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs South Carolina
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/02/18 G Hassani Gravett Ankle missed last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Missouri
Kassius Robertson averages 15.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jordan Barnett averages 14.8 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Chris Silva averages 13.4 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Frank Booker averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 87th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 73rd in the country. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 49th with 15.4 per game. The Tigers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 233rd in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 269th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 232nd in college basketball. They are 68th in the nation in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 172nd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Gamecocks are 86th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Gamecocks surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 33rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 55th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 44th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 281st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Tigers are 88th in the country in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 47th. They are 245th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 28th. As a unit they are 24th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in D-1. Missouri is 33rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 28th in the country.
South Carolina is 98th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 66th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 26th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.2, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 236th. They are 159th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 258th. As a unit they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina -1.5
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