Missouri vs South Carolina Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Missouri Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina -4.5
The Missouri Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 4.5 point favorites.
Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 66.6 points per contest while giving up 62.6 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 12-8. They are averaging 71.2 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 8-11-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-9-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-7-2 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
01/29/20 G Mark Smith Back left last game, is questionable
01/28/20 F Jeremiah Tilmon Foot is out indefinitely
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mark Smith averages 10.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Dru Smith comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Jermaine Cousinard averages 10.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 62%. A.J. Lawson averages 14.0 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 54th and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the NCAA. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in the nation. Missouri averages 66.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 297th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 293rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 287th in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 245th and 292nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks them 121st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 146th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 278th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. South Carolina is 185th in the country with 71.2 points per game this year. They are 174th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 94th in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Gamecocks are 154th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Tigers are 236th in the nation in offensive rating with 99. In terms of pace they are 306th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 274th. As a team they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 56th in Division 1. Missouri is 54th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 213th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 229th in the country in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 84th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 237th. As a team they are 288th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina -4.5
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