Alabama at South Carolina Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 2 point favorites.
Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 73.5 points per contest while giving up 71.8 per game. South Carolina has an overall record of 14-13. They are averaging 74.1 points per game and surrendering 74.0, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-14-1 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 17-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/19/18 G T.J. Moss Ankle is out for season
11/06/18 G Jermaine Cousinard Academics is out indefinitely
02/01/19 F Justin Minaya Knee is out for season
01/13/19 F Jason Cudd Knee is out for season
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Donta Hall averages 10.8 points per contest in 26.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
A.J. Lawson scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Chris Silva averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 73.5 points per contest, which is 161st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 149th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 200th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 79th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 152nd with 13.3 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 71.8 points per contest, which is 194th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 227th and 137th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 137th in the nation with 74.1 points per contest this season. They are 260th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 79th in the NCAA. They are 119th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 205th in assists per game with 13.2. The Gamecocks are 89th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Gamecocks give up 74.0 points per game, which ranks them 238th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 113th and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 265th with 36.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 291st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Crimson Tide are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.1. In terms of pace they are 148th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 170th. As a team they are 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 221st in Division 1. Alabama is 159th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 150th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 208th in the country in offensive rating with 102.5. In terms of pace they are 65th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 267th. As a team they are 266th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 274th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama +2
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