Vanderbilt at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 3 point favorites.
Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. South Carolina has an overall record of 9-5. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 1-9 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-7 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/17 G Kory Holden Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/05/18 G Hassani Gravett Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Vanderbilt
Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 12.3 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jeff Roberson averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Frank Booker averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Chris Silva averages 13.7 points per game while playing 23.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 149th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 112th, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in college basketball. Vanderbilt averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 248th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 313th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 257th in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 256th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 215th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 39th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 272nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. South Carolina is 245th in Division 1 with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 274th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 244th in the nation. They are 80th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 198th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Gamecocks are 93rd in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Commodores are 165th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 221st. In terms of pace they are 313th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 218th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 238th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 97th in the nation.
South Carolina is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 84th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 33rd in the nation in defensive rating with 92, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 238th. They are 179th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 273rd. As a unit they are 276th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina -3
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