Florida vs South Carolina Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/7/2020
Game: Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina +4.5
The Florida Gators travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 4.5 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. South Carolina has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 69.5 points per contest and giving up 64.8, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-7-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-6-1 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kerry Blackshear Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Keyontae Johnson averages 13.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
A.J. Lawson averages 15.5 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Maik Kotsar averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 141st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 171st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 77th and 308th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 12.1 per game. The Gators allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 59th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 134th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 235th in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 185th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in the nation. They are 149th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 149th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Gamecocks are 196th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Gamecocks surrender 64.8 points per contest, which ranks them 84th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 124th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 103rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 283rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 112th. They are 260th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 202nd. As a unit they are 169th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in D-1. Florida is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 221st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 246th in the country in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 153rd in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 269th. As a team they are 302nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 317th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Carolina +4.5
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