South Carolina vs Tennessee Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -8
The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 8 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Tennessee has an overall mark of 9-5. They are averaging 67.1 points per contest and giving up 59.6, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-8-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-8-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
01/08/20 G Jermaine Couisnard Back is questionable
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
A.J. Lawson comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Maik Kotsar averages 10.3 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Jordan Bowden scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Yves Pons averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 69.4 points per contest, which is 234th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 202nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 164th and 160th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 186th with 13.5 per game. The Gamecocks allow 65.9 points per contest, which is 103rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 138th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 119th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 285th in the nation with 67.1 points per contest this season. They are 211th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 192nd in the NCAA. They are 144th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 46th in assists per game with 15.6. The Volunteers are 144th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Volunteers give up 59.6 points per game, which ranks them 13th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 45th and 260th in those defensive statistics. They rank 36th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 69th with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 130th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 97.9, which is ranked 261st. They are 139th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 284th. As a unit they are 306th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 323rd in D-1. South Carolina is 217th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 82nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 213th. They are 308th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 214th. As a unit they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina +8
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