Auburn Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+1.5)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-4) play the Auburn Tigers (8-7) at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday. Auburn opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 141.
Auburn heads into this contest with a record of 8-7 for the campaign. They average 76.1 pts per game (94th in college hoops) while hitting 44.9% from the field. The Tigers are hitting 32.6% on shots from downtown (138 of 423) and 66.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Auburn is grabbing 38.4 boards per game and is sitting with 225 dimes on the year, which ranks 33rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 17.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.1 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Tigers have forced 15.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.4 fouls. They give up 29.9% from 3-point land and they rank 243rd in college basketball in opponents PPG (73.0). The Tigers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (396 of 914) and they surrender 34.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 272nd in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 185 relinquished for the campaign.
The Auburn Tigers took the court against the Arkansas Razorbacks and ended up losing by a score of 75-73 in their last contest. Auburn ended having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (25 of 58) and knocked down 7 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Tigers converted 16 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 33 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 assists for the game in addition to getting 7 steals and 9 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Auburn allowed their opponent to shoot 43.1% from the field on 25 out of 58 shooting. Arkansas distributed 16 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Razorbacks collected 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 9 blocked shots. Arkansas finished the contest at 73.3% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 15 attempts. They converted 4 of 15 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Sharife Cooper is a guy who played a role in this game. He scored 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes played and pulled down 4 boards. Cooper finished shooting 47.4% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Tigers was JT Thor. He grabbed 5 rebounds and had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor for the contest by shooting 3-of-8 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Thor was on the hardwood for 25 minutes.
South Carolina has a record of 3-4 this year. South Carolina has accounted for 504 points for the year (72.0 per game) and they snag 37.7 rebounds per contest. The Gamecocks have committed 19.7 fouls per game and they connect on 60.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Gamecocks are shooting 42.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 270th in college hoops. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per contest (134th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 15.7 times per game. The Gamecocks on the defensive side of the court are 225th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 72.0. They concede 12.0 assists and 33.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 116th and 107th in college hoops. The South Carolina defense surrenders 31.6% on three-point shots (42 of 133) and opponents are connecting on 72.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (262nd in D-1).
In their last game, the South Carolina Gamecocks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-70 against the Missouri Tigers. The Gamecocks snagged 15 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 31 in this matchup. They blocked 3 attempts while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Tigers earned 22 personal fouls in this contest which took the Gamecocks to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 42.1%. When it comes to three-point shots, South Carolina knocked down 8 of 28 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Gamecocks finished the game shooting 27 out of 70 from the field which had them sitting at 38.6%. The Gamecocks permitted the Tigers to make 28 out of their 48 attempts from the field which had them at 58.3% for the game. They went 38.5% from three-point range by connecting on 5 out of 13 and finished the game at 20 out of 30 from the free throw line (66.7%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, South Carolina permitted Missouri to get 31 in total (7 offensive).
Keyshawn Bryant ended up being a major contributor for the Gamecocks in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 12 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Bryant totaled 5 boards in his 28 mins and accounted for 2 dimes in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for South Carolina was Trey Anderson. He finished with 17 points in his 24 minutes on the court by going 7 of 9 shooting for this game. Anderson wrapped this one up going 77.8% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Auburn (+1.5)
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