Vanderbilt vs South Carolina predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina -11
The Vanderbilt Commodores head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 11 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 73.0 per contest. South Carolina has an overall mark of 10-8. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-10-1 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 12-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-7-2 against the over/under this year
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
01/24/20 F Keyshawn Bryant Head is questionable Saturday vs Vanderbilt
01/24/20 G Trae Hannibal Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Vanderbilt
Saben Lee averages 15.9 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Scotty Pippen Jr. comes into this game averaging 11.0 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jermaine Cousinard averages 10.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 58%. A.J. Lawson scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores allow 73.0 points per contest which is 265th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 309th and 263rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 193rd place in D-1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in Division 1. Vanderbilt averages 73.4 points per contest, which is 125th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 176th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 155th in the nation. They average 33.3 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 294th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 174th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 118th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 33rd and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 100th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 147th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 285th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. South Carolina is 225th in the country with 69.7 points per contest this season. They are 219th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 294th in the country. They are 106th in the nation in rebounding with 37.3 boards per contest and 130th in assists per game with 13.9. The Gamecocks are 155th in turnovers per contest with 13.6.
The Commodores are 143rd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 162nd in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 123rd. As a team they are 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 38th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 177th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 207th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 247th in the country in offensive rating with 98.2. In terms of pace they are 120th in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 277th. As a team they are 315th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 313th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +11 and over 143.5 total points
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