South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina (-5)
Memorial Gymnasium is the site where and the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-8) will play the South Carolina Gamecocks (4-5) on Saturday. Vanderbilt opens this game as 5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 151.5.
South Carolina comes into this matchup with a mark of 4-5 this season. They are giving up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.2 fouls per contest. As a team, South Carolina is pulling down 38.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 129 dimes so far this year, which ranks 292nd in the country in terms of passing. The Gamecocks are shooting 32.7% on shots from 3-point land (70 of 214) and 63.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.8 points per outing (114th in the country) on 42.5% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Gamecocks are able to force 16.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. The Gamecocks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.5% (228 of 512) and they surrender 35.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 43rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 118 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 32.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 272nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (74.7).
The South Carolina Gamecocks played the Georgia Bulldogs and took home the win by a score of 83-59 in their last game. South Carolina walked away from the game with a 44.0% field goal percentage (33 of 75) and knocked down 9 of their 19 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Gamecocks converted 8 of 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 42 with 22 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 16 dimes in this matchup as well as earning 9 steals and 7 blocks. When talking about defense, South Carolina allowed the other team to shoot 44.0% from the floor on 33 out of 75 shooting. Georgia dished out 13 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Bulldogs collected 34 boards (19 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Georgia finished 76.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 17 attempts. They also made 4 of 26 attempts from long range.
Jermaine Couisnard is a player who was important in the matchup. He recorded 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He played for 30 mins and also totaled 3 boards. Couisnard finished shooting 43.8% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Gamecocks was A.J. Lawson. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in this matchup by shooting 4-of-12 (12 points). When all was said and done, Lawson played for 29 minutes.
Vanderbilt has a mark of 4-8 on the year. The Commodores commit 17.9 fouls every game and they hit 74.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per game (182nd in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per game. Vanderbilt has scored 869 pts for the season (72.4 per contest) and they pull in 35.7 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Commodores are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 253rd in D-1. The Commodores on defense are ranked 261st in college basketball in points given up per game with 73.9. They have forced 12.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (313th in college basketball). The Vanderbilt defense concedes 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (81 of 236) and their opponents are connecting on 69.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 13.2 dimes and 33.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 197th and 105th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores went home defeated by a final of 78-71 against the Florida Gators. The Commodores collected 18 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 31 for this contest. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 7 steals for this game. The Gators had 22 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Commodores to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 13 of them for a percentage of 72.2%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Vanderbilt knocked down 8 out of 22 tries (36.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Commodores went 25 out of 58 from the field which had them shooting 43.1%. The Commodores allowed the Gators to make 28 out of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.9% for this game. They wrapped up this game 43.5% from distance by going 10 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 16 at the charity stripe (75.0%). When talking about attacking the glass, Vanderbilt allowed Florida to collect 27 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Scotty Pippen ended up having an impact for the Commodores in the matchup. He made 12 of 22 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 54.5%, which gave him 32 points. collected 5 boards in his 39 mins played and accounted for 6 assists for this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Vanderbilt was Dylan Disu. He accumulated 18 points in 36 minutes played by way of 6 out of 10 shooting in the game. Disu wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the field while also contributing 2 dimes and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina (-5)
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