South Carolina at Vanderbilt Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 2.5 point favorites.
South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 75.5 points per contest while giving up 71.4 per game. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 9-6. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-9-0 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-7-2 against the over/under this year
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
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Chris Silva comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 74%. A.J. Lawson averages 12.6 points per contest in 27.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Saben Lee scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Simisola Shittu averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 75.5 points per contest, which is 140th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 266th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 289th in the nation. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 206th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 111th with 14.3 per game. The Gamecocks allow 71.4 points per contest, which is 183rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 79th and 320th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 136th place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 76th in the nation with 78.4 points per contest this season. They are 174th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 220th in the NCAA. They are 52nd in D-1 in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 210th in assists per game with 13.2. The Commodores are 244th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Commodores give up 70.8 points per game, which ranks them 166th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 80th and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 217th with 35.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Commodores are 71st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 224th. They are 71st in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 290th. As a unit they are 262nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 261st in D-1. South Carolina is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 265th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 87th. They are 104th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 167th. As a unit they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 107th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina +2.5
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