South Carolina vs Vanderbilt Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/7/2020
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt +4.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 4.5 point favorites.
South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 10-20. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 74.6, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 17-13-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 17-11-2 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 14-15-1 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 19-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/11/20 F Justin Minaya Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
03/04/20 G Jordan Wright Undisclosed is questionable
02/17/20 F Matthew Moyer Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
A.J. Lawson comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jermaine Cousinard averages 12.1 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Scotty Pippen Jr. scores 11.6 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Saben Lee averages 18.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 73.4 points per contest, which is 112th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 166th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 70th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 189th with 13.0 per game. The Gamecocks allow 69.1 points per contest, which is 168th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 85th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 170th in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 219th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 153rd in the NCAA. They are 322nd in D-1 in rebounding with 32.1 boards per contest and 295th in assists per game with 11.5. The Commodores are 190th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Commodores give up 74.6 points per game, which ranks them 298th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 331st and 296th in those defensive statistics. They rank 238th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 246th with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Commodores are 205th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 101, which is ranked 195th. They are 49th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 237th. As a unit they are 277th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 317th in D-1. South Carolina is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 187th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 101.5, which is ranked 179th. They are 147th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 152nd. As a unit they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 34th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina -4.5
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