Tennessee at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The Tennessee Volunteers head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 2 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 78.1 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. South Carolina has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-6 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 8-8 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-10 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/19/18 G Tommy Corchiani Knee is "?" Saturday vs Tennessee
Grant Williams averages 16.6 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Admiral Schofield averages 13.2 points per contest in 26.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chris Silva scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 24.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Frank Booker averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 78.1 points per contest this year, which is 89th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 200th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 59th in Division 1. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 123rd and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 208th with 12.9 per game. The Volunteers allow 69.6 points per contest, which is 113th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 154th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 171st, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 83rd place in college basketball. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 296th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 251st in the country with 71.2 points per contest this season. They are 327th in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 305th in Division 1. They are 62nd in the country in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 260th in assists per game with 12.7. The Gamecocks are 154th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Gamecocks give up 65.3 points per game, which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 71st and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 41st with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 71st with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 299th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Volunteers are 112th in the country in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 73rd. They are 223rd in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 194th. As a unit they are 129th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in D-1. Tennessee is 250th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 80th in the country.
South Carolina is 189th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 75th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 21st in the nation in defensive rating with 92.3, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 255th. They are 169th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 326th. As a unit they are 317th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee -2
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