South Carolina at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 15 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 5-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 70.4 per contest. Florida has an overall record of 8-4. They are averaging 71.0 points per game and surrendering 59.8, good for a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-9-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 3-9-0 against the over/under
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/19/18 F Maik Kotsar Concussion is out indefinitely
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
01/04/19 F Alanzo Frink Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Florida
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/27/18 F Isaiah Stokes Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Chase Johnson Transferred has left team
Chris Silva averages 12.5 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. A.J. Lawson comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Noah Locke averages 9.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 19.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 62%. KeVaughn Allen averages 10.3 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 314th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 120th place in the NCAA. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in the nation. South Carolina averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 182nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 283rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 302nd in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 103rd and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 158th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators surrender 59.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 109th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 302nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Florida is 259th in the country with 71.0 points per game this year. They are 196th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 119th in the nation. They are 170th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 196th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Gators are 298th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 101, which is ranked 241st. They are 75th in college basketball in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 305th. As a unit they are 282nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in D-1. South Carolina is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Florida is 272nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Gators are 152nd in the country in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 320th in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 161st. As a team they are 201st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 85th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida -15
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