South Carolina vs UMass NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2019
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Mullins Center in Amherst, MA
Odds/Point Spread: UMass +2.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 2.5 point favorites.
South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 71.3 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. UMass has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 69.8 points per contest and giving up 66.0, which is a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-5-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-3-1 against the over/under
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-3-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
11/05/19 F Keyshawn Bryant Knee is out indefinitely
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/11/19 G Kolton Mitchell Hand is out indefinitely
A.J. Lawson comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Jair Bolden averages 10.4 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
T.J. Weeks averages 15.5 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Carl Pierre averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 205th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 315th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 12.6 per game. The Gamecocks allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 68th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 231st in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 189th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 86th in the nation. They are 309th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 218th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Minutemen are 276th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Minutemen surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 129th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 206th and 41st in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Minutemen are 183rd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 215th. They are 144th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 271st. As a unit they are 295th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 322nd in D-1. South Carolina is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
UMass is 246th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Minutemen are 189th in the country in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 250th in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 137th. As a team they are 161st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 65th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UMass +2.5
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