South Carolina vs Clemson Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/15/2019
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson -5.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 5.5 point favorites.
South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 71.0 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 5-4. They are averaging 70.7 points per contest and giving up 64.1, which is a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 6-3-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
11/05/19 F Keyshawn Bryant Knee is out indefinitely
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
12/14/19 G Chase Hunter Foot is questionable Sunday vs South Carolina
11/05/19 G Clyde Trapp Knee is out for season
A.J. Lawson comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Maik Kotsar averages 10.0 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 44%.
Tevin Mack scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Aamir Simms averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 71.0 points per contest, which is 203rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 213th. From 3-point territory they shoot 27%, which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 131st and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 259th with 12.6 per game. The Gamecocks allow 66.6 points per contest, which is 133rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 111th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 134th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 211th in the nation with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 184th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 135th in the NCAA. They are 283rd in D-1 in rebounding with 33.4 boards per contest and 173rd in assists per game with 13.3. The Tigers are 261st in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Tigers give up 64.1 points per game, which ranks them 87th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 105th and 273rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 167th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 264th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 99, which is ranked 231st. They are 125th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 283rd. As a unit they are 304th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 327th in D-1. South Carolina is 291st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 231st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 174th. They are 261st in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 140th. As a unit they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 46th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Carolina +5.5
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