South Carolina at Wyoming College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Arena-Auditorium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 5.5 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 70.0 per contest. Wyoming has an overall record of 2-6. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 79.3, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-6-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 1-7-0 against the spread this season
The Wyoming Cowboys are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
11/27/18 F Justin Minaya Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 G Jermaine Cousinard Academics is out indefinitely
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
11/09/18 G Bradley Belt Redshirt is out for season
11/09/18 F Jordan Naughton Knee is out 6-8 weeks
A.J. Lawson comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Hassani Gravett averages 11.1 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Justin James scores 24.9 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Hunter Maldonado averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 162nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 262nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 92nd with 14.9 per game. The Gamecocks allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 152nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 288th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 264th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 138th place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming is 215th in the nation with 73.1 points per contest this season. They are 286th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 213th in the NCAA. They are 244th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 335th in assists per game with 10.0. The Cowboys are 300th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Cowboys give up 79.3 points per game, which ranks them 313th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 301st and 252nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 287th with 38.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 43rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 101, which is ranked 237th. They are 54th in college basketball in pace with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 251st. As a unit they are 236th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 120th in D-1. South Carolina is 130th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Wyoming is 288th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys are 248th in the country in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 99th in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 285th. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 172nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Wyoming college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Carolina -5.5
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