South Carolina vs Alabama Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -5.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 5.5 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 68.3 per contest. Alabama has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 83.0 points per contest and giving up 78.8, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 15-13-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 15-11-2 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 19-9-0 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 18-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/11/20 F Justin Minaya Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
02/25/20 G John Petty Jr. Arm injured last game, is questionable
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
A.J. Lawson comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Jermaine Cousinard averages 12.2 points per contest in 25.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Kira Lewis Jr. scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 37.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. John Petty averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 72.6 points per contest, which is 132nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 178th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 281st in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 83rd and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 162nd with 13.3 per game. The Gamecocks allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 143rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 179th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 86th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 3rd in the nation with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 155th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 76th in the NCAA. They are 20th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest and 58th in assists per game with 14.6. The Crimson Tide are 39th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Crimson Tide give up 78.8 points per game, which ranks them 334th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 129th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 110th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 339th with 39.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 230th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 206th. They are 50th in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 244th. As a unit they are 284th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 305th in D-1. South Carolina is 227th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 169th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 106.4, which is ranked 75th. They are 3rd in D-1 in pace with 76.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 59th. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina +5.5
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