Virginia at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 9.5 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-0. They currently have a point differential of 21.6 as they are averaging 72.8 points per contest while giving up 51.2 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 4-5. They are averaging 74.7 points per contest and giving up 72.4, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-3-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-7-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
12/13/18 G Kihei Clark Wrist is out indefinitely
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
De'Andre Hunter comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Ty Jerome averages 13.7 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
A.J. Lawson scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Chris Silva averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 72.8 points per contest, which is 224th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 21.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 87th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 32.8 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 311th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 350th with 8.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 51.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 8.8 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 198th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 183rd in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 274th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 264th in the NCAA. They are 101st in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 181st in assists per game with 13.8. The Gamecocks are 106th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Gamecocks give up 72.4 points per game, which ranks them 210th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 66th and 326th in those defensive statistics. They rank 148th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 247th with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 302nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 10th in the nation in offensive rating with 117.8. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 61.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 62nd. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. Virginia is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 152nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 261st in the country in offensive rating with 99.9. In terms of pace they are 49th in Division 1 with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 281st. As a team they are 273rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 208th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -9.5
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