Auburn at South Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 6.5 point favorites.
Auburn heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 16.8 as they are averaging 84.2 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. South Carolina has an overall record of 9-8. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 72.4, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 8-7-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-10-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-5-0 against the over/under
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
01/21/19 C Austin Wiley Leg is questionable Tuesday vs South Carolina
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/19/18 G T.J. Moss Ankle is out indefinitely
11/27/18 F Justin Minaya Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 G Jermaine Cousinard Academics is out indefinitely
01/13/19 F Jason Cudd Knee is out indefinitely
Bryce Brown comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jared Harper averages 15.2 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
A.J. Lawson averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Chris Silva averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 84.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 148th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 88th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 52nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 187th with 13.2 per game. The Tigers allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 99th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 70th place in Division 1. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 149th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 272nd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 310th in the nation. They are 112th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 245th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Gamecocks are 106th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Gamecocks surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 209th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 289th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 241st with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 316th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Tigers are 11th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.1. In terms of pace they are 116th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 84th. As a team they are 110th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 20th in Division 1. Auburn is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 152nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 238th in the country in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 59th in Division 1 with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 297th. As a team they are 268th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 275th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina +6.5
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