Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina -9
The Texas A&M Aggies head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 9 point favorites.
Texas A&M comes into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 60.9 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. South Carolina has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 9-12-0 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 8-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-10-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-8-2 against the over/under this year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/25/19 G TJ Starks Suspension is out for season
02/05/20 G Mark French Undisclosed is questionable
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/06/20 F Justin Minaya Thumb is out indefinitely
Josh Nebo comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Savion Flagg averages 10.0 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
A.J. Lawson scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jermaine Cousinard averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M averages 60.9 points per contest, which is 339th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a unit, which has them ranked 342nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 347th in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 183rd and 325th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 101st with 14.0 per game. The Aggies allow 62.6 points per contest, which is 30th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 56th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 275th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 172nd in the nation with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 159th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in the NCAA. They are 108th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 95th in assists per game with 14.3. The Gamecocks are 160th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Gamecocks give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 127th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 43rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 156th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 286th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 326th in the nation in offensive rating with 92.6. In terms of pace they are 332nd in the country with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 345th. As a team they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 107th in Division 1. Texas A&M is 60th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 208th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 217th in the country in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 80th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 230th. As a team they are 278th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 300th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M +9
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