South Carolina at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 5.5 point favorites.
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South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 9-6. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-7 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-8 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/07/18 G Hassani Gravett Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Alabama
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/18 G Dazon Ingram Flu is "?" Tuesday vs South Carolina
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Chris Silva averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Frank Booker averages 10.9 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Collin Sexton scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. John Petty averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 71.9 points per contest this year, which is 242nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 288th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 254th in Division 1. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 219th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 103rd with 14.3 per game. The Gamecocks allow 64.9 points per contest, which is 34th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 184th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 46th place in college basketball. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 170th in the country with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 118th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 261st in Division 1. They are 153rd in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 238th in assists per game with 13.0. The Crimson Tide are 154th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Crimson Tide give up 70.6 points per game, which ranks them 141st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 63rd and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 104th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 261st with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 186th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks are 246th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 91.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 291st. As a team they are 288th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. South Carolina is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 70th in the nation.
Alabama is 141st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 49th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 111th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 202nd. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 171st. As a unit they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 259th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina +5.5
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