Tennessee at South Carolina Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The Tennessee Volunteers head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 9.5 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.6 as they are averaging 86.1 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 10-9. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-7-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-11-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 13-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/19/18 G T.J. Moss Ankle is out for season
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
Grant Williams comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Admiral Schofield averages 16.6 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
A.J. Lawson scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Chris Silva averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 86.1 points per contest, which is 8th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 18.6 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 38.8 boards per contest and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 295th with 11.7 per game. The Volunteers allow 67.4 points per contest, which is 86th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 68th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 136th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 122nd place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 144th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 268th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 301st in the NCAA. They are 94th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 228th in assists per game with 12.9. The Gamecocks are 119th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Gamecocks give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 222nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 78th and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 241st with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 302nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Volunteers are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 118.5. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 17th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 331st in Division 1. Tennessee is 321st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 191st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 217th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 62nd in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 295th. As a team they are 273rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 280th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -9.5
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