Missouri at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 2.5 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 68.6 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. South Carolina has an overall record of 7-7. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 5-5-2 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-9-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
10/22/18 F Jontay Porter ACL is out for season
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
Jordan Geist comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Mark Smith averages 11.7 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Chris Silva averages 12.8 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. A.J. Lawson averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 68.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 294th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 234th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 230th and 310th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 148th with 13.8 per game. The Tigers allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 157th and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 54th place in Division 1. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 157th in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 284th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in the nation. They are 72nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 204th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Gamecocks are 122nd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Gamecocks surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 179th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 306th in those defensive statistics. They rank 148th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 235th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 311th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 208th. They are 341st in college basketball in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 183rd. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in D-1. Missouri is 81st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 182nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 241st in the country in offensive rating with 101.2. In terms of pace they are 66th in Division 1 with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 307th. As a team they are 279th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 267th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina -2.5
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