South Carolina at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Bud Walton Arena
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The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Bud Walton Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 5.5 point favorites.
South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 70.4 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Arkansas has an overall mark of 15-8. They are averaging 83.2 points per contest and giving up 77.0, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-12 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Chris Silva averages 14.7 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Frank Booker averages 11.3 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jaylen Barford scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Daryl Macon averages 17 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 70.4 points per contest this year, which is 265th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 343rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 299th in Division 1. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 156th with 13.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 67.4 points per contest, which is 63rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 155th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 48th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 24th in the country with 83.2 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in Division 1. They are 238th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 90th in assists per game with 15.1. The Razorbacks are 327th in turnovers per contest with 11.1. The Razorbacks give up 77.0 points per game, which ranks them 288th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 200th and 239th in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 215th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 254th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks are 257th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 56th. In terms of pace they are 195th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 336th. As a team they are 320th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 163rd in Division 1. South Carolina is 183rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 132nd in the nation.
Arkansas is 336th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 244th in Division 1. The Razorbacks are 244th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 28th. They are 64th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 40th. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 289th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina +5.5
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