Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-7)
The Alabama Crimson Tide (15-5) go to Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-7). Alabama opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The O/U opens at 154.5.
Alabama heads into this contest with a mark of 15-5 this year. They have an average of 79.1 pts per game (41st in the country) while connecting on 43.1% from the field. The Crimson Tide are shooting 35.5% on 3-pointers (210 of 591) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Alabama is collecting 40.6 boards per game and has racked up 281 dimes for the year, which is 38th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.9 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.1 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Crimson Tide are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They surrender 29.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 155th in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.2). The Crimson Tide defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.9% (496 of 1,242) and they surrender 39.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 185th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 209 relinquished for the year.
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off with the Missouri Tigers and took a loss by a score of 68-65 in their last contest. Alabama wrapped up the game having earned a 33.3% FG percentage (22 of 66) and converted 9 of 25 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Crimson Tide converted 12 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 38 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 6 assists in the matchup as well as getting 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Alabama allowed 33.3% from the floor on 22 of 66 shooting. Missouri recorded 11 dimes and had 11 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Tigers collected 42 rebounds (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Missouri shot 64.3% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of their 14 tries. They knocked down 3 of 20 shots from 3-point land.
Jaden Shackelford is a guy who was a factor in this game. He accumulated 15 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Shackelford ended up going 33.3% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Crimson Tide was John Petty. He snagged 6 rebounds and collected 2 assists. He ended up going 33.3% from the field for the game by going 4-of-12 (11 points). In all, Petty played for 32 minutes.
South Carolina has a win-loss mark of 5-7 this season. The Gamecocks are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 64.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.6 times per game (156th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 15.2 times per game. South Carolina has tallied 885 points for the campaign (73.8 per game) and they snag 37.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Gamecocks are hitting on 42.5% from the floor, which ranks them 265th in the nation. The Gamecocks on defense are ranked 287th in the country in points per game surrendered with 75.5. The South Carolina defense concedes 34.2% on 3-point shots (90 of 263) and opponents are converting on 74.3% of their free throw shots. They allow 13.8 assists and 36.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 240th and 254th in D-1. They are forcing 16.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (240th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the South Carolina Gamecocks took a loss by a score of 75-59 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Gamecocks collected 18 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for this contest. They also turned away 5 shots while recording 9 steals for the game. The Bulldogs were called for 21 fouls for the contest which got the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a percentage of 69.6%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, South Carolina converted 5 of 25 attempts (20.0%). Overall, the Gamecocks shot 19 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.1%. The Gamecocks permitted the Bulldogs to knock down 26 out of 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.4% for the matchup. They finished 52.6% from 3-point land via 10 out of 19 and finished the game at 13 of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, South Carolina allowed Mississippi State to pull down 39 in total (9 offensive).
A.J. Lawson pitched in for the Gamecocks for the game. He converted 4 of 13 in this game for a field goal percentage of 30.8%, which gave him 13 points. Lawson grabbed 5 boards in his 31 mins and had 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for South Carolina was Seventh Woods. He ended up with 10 points in 27 minutes played by going 4 out of 8 from the floor in the game. Woods ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field and also totaling 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alabama (-7)
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