South Carolina at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Exactech Arena to play the Florida Gators on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Florida as 11.5 point favorites.
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South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 70.7 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. Florida has an overall mark of 14-5. They are averaging 81.2 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 8-9 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-11 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/23/18 G Tommy Corchiani Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Florida
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/16/17 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
01/23/18 C Gorjok Gak Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs South Carolina
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Chris Silva averages 14.5 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Frank Booker averages 11.3 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jalen Hudson averages 16.5 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Egor Koulechov averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 70.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 262nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 331st. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 280th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 13.6 per game. The Gamecocks allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 96th and 159th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 36th place in college basketball. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 296th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 42nd in the country with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 228th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 52nd in college basketball. They are 141st in the nation in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 170th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Gators are 345th in turnovers per game with 9.9. The Gators surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 179th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 170th and 294th in those defensive statistics. They rank 87th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 267th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 262nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Gamecocks are 254th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 193rd in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 327th. As a team they are 318th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 186th in Division 1. South Carolina is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 95th in the nation.
Florida is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 163rd in Division 1. The Gators are 158th in the nation in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 31st. They are 168th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 175th. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 112th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida -11.5
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