South Carolina vs Wichita State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/26/2019
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Location: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, Q.R.
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -2.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya to play the Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 2.5 point favorites.
South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.0 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 59.4 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 5-0. They are averaging 76.4 points per game and surrendering 58.0, good for a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-2-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
11/05/19 F Keyshawn Bryant Knee is out indefinitely
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
11/05/19 F Jaime Echenique Hand is out indefinitely
A.J. Lawson comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Jair Bolden averages 11.0 points per game in 23.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Trey Wade averages 12.0 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jamarius Burton averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 239th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 312th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.2 per game. The Gamecocks allow 59.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd and they give up 9.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 45th place in Division 1. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 120th in the country with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 233rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They are 55th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 57th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Shockers are 343rd in turnovers per game with 9.6. The Shockers surrender 58.0 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 86th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 220th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 146th. They are 119th in college basketball in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 281st. As a unit they are 289th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 294th in D-1. South Carolina is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 344th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 84th in the country in offensive rating with 109.1. In terms of pace they are 220th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 218th. As a team they are 214th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -2.5
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