South Carolina vs Auburn predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn -11.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 11.5 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 66.1 per contest. Auburn has an overall mark of 15-2. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 11.5.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-8-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 9-7-1 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
01/20/20 F Keyshawn Bryant Head is questionable
01/20/20 G T.J. Moss Personal is upgraded to probable
01/18/20 G Trae Hannibal Ankle is questionable
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jermaine Cousinard averages 10.6 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. A.J. Lawson comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Isaac Okoro averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Samir Doughty averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 145th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 81st place in the NCAA. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in the nation. South Carolina averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 224th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 232nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 286th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 101st and 135th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 150th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 139th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 231st with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 233rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Auburn is 28th in the country with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 141st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in the nation. They are 14th in the country in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 162nd in assists per contest with 13.4. The Tigers are 220th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 98.3, which is ranked 243rd. They are 117th in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 291st. As a unit they are 317th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 317th in D-1. South Carolina is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 281st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 38th. They are 76th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 125th. As a unit they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 66th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn -11.5
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