South Carolina Gamecocks vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina (+5.5)
Mizzou Arena is the site where and the Missouri Tigers (8-2) will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Missouri as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 144.
South Carolina enters this one with a mark of 3-3 for the year. They are turning it over 16.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.2 fouls per game. As a team, South Carolina is pulling in 38.2 boards per game and has accumulated 84 assists for the season, which is 318th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Gamecocks are connecting on 30.8% on three-point attempts (44 of 143) and 63.6% from the charity stripe. They average 72.3 pts per game (182nd in the nation) while hitting 43.1% from the field. Defensively, the Gamecocks are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 14th in college basketball in giving up assists with 68 surrendered so far this year. The Gamecocks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (139 of 321) and they surrender 32.8 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 30.8% from 3-point land while they are 183rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.5).
The South Carolina Gamecocks played the LSU Tigers and ended up losing by a score of 85-80 in their last game. South Carolina finished the game having earned a 44.9% field goal percentage (31 out of 69) and knocked down 8 out of their 29 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Gamecocks buried 10 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 18 assists for this contest in addition to earning 9 steals and 6 blocks. With regard to defense, South Carolina allowed 44.9% from the field on 31 out of 69 shooting. LSU doled out 10 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Tigers grabbed 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 6 blocks. LSU walked away from this one shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 24 of 32 tries. They buried 7 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Keyshawn Bryant is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He accumulated 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He played 35 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. Bryant finished 55.6% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Gamecocks was A.J. Lawson. He totaled 5 boards and also tallied 5 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the field for the matchup by going 8-of-19 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Lawson saw the court for 40 minutes.
Missouri has a win-loss mark of 8-2 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks them 164th in college hoops. Missouri has accounted for 715 points on the campaign (71.5 per game) and they collect 37.6 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.5 times per game (233rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per contest. The Tigers are responsible for committing 20.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.3% from the charity stripe. The Tigers on defense are ranked 85th in college hoops in points given up per game with 66.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (38th in the nation). The Missouri defense concedes 27.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (54 of 198) and opponents are knocking down 69.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 9.7 assists and 34.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 22nd and 155th in those categories.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Missouri Tigers got the victory with a final of 68-52 when they played the Texas A&M Aggies. The Tigers corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the matchup. They also blocked 6 attempts while recording 8 steals for the game. The Aggies committed 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Tigers to the free throw line for 11 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.7%. When discussing shooting from distance, Missouri knocked down 6 of their 22 attempts (27.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers finished 27 for 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. The Tigers permitted the Aggies to convert 19 out of their 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.5% for the game. They finished 30.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 out of 20 and ended up shooting 8 of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Missouri permitted Texas A&M to snag 31 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Dru Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 42.9%, which earned him 15 points. Smith totaled 6 boards in his 37 mins played and totaled 6 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Missouri was Jeremiah Tilmon. He totaled 14 points in 33 minutes played via 5 of 6 shooting in the game. Tilmon finished going 83.3% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 assists and 10 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Carolina (+5.5)
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