Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (+4)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (2-2) play the Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) at Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday. Texas A&M opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The total opens at 137.5.
Texas A&M enters this one with a record of 6-2 on the campaign. The Aggies are connecting on 30.5% on shots from distance (51 of 167) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 69.0 points per outing (249th in D-1) while hitting 45.4% from the field. They turn the ball over 16.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.4 personal fouls per game. As a team, Texas A&M is snagging 34.0 rebounds per contest and has 104 dimes this year, which ranks 209th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Aggies are able to force 17.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.9 personal fouls. The Aggies defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.8% (180 of 421) and they concede 30.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are 269th in D-1 in giving up assists with 130 conceded on the season. They are relinquishing 34.3% on shots from downtown and they are 45th in the country in opponents PPG (63.4).
The Texas A&M Aggies faced off with the Auburn Tigers and notched a win by a score of 68-66 in their last contest. Texas A&M walked away from the game having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 out of 56) and knocked down 9 of their 28 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Aggies converted 9 of their 11 tries for a rate of 81.8%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 dimes in this matchup in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. Concerning defending, Texas A&M allowed the other team to go 44.6% from the field on 25 of 56 shooting. Auburn doled out 16 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Additionally, the Tigers totaled 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Auburn walked away from this one shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by burying 7 of their 9 attempts. They also converted 11 out of their 33 tries from beyond the arc.
Emanuel Miller is one player who was important for this game. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played 16 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. Miller went 50.0% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Aggies was Andre Gordon. He pulled down 4 rebounds and had 3 dimes. He went 50.0% from the field for this game by going 4-of-8 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Gordon saw the court for 16 min.
South Carolina has a record of 2-2 for the year. South Carolina has accounted for 276 pts on the year (69.0 per contest) and they average 36.3 rebounds per contest. The Gamecocks have committed 19.3 fouls per game and they hit 61.7% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Gamecocks are shooting 42.9% from the floor, which ranks 245th in college hoops. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.3 times per contest (247th in college basketball) and they turn it over 16.8 times per game. The Gamecocks on the defensive end are ranked 198th in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.0. The South Carolina defense allows 32.5% on 3-point shots (25 of 77) and their opposition knocks down 72.6% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 11.8 assists and 32.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 116th and 77th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (253rd in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the South Carolina Gamecocks walked away with a victory by a final of 78-71 when they faced the Florida A&M Rattlers. The Gamecocks earned 26 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the contest. They rejected 2 shots while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Rattlers earned 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a rate of 60.0%. With regard to 3-pointers, South Carolina buried 8 of 27 attempts (29.6%). When the game finished, the Gamecocks ended up shooting 29 out of 70 from the field which had them shooting 41.4%. The Gamecocks allowed the Rattlers to convert 26 of 57 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.6% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 40.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 of 15 and finished the game at 13 out of 19 from the free throw line (68.4%). In regard to attacking the glass, South Carolina allowed Florida A&M to grab 31 in total (3 offensive).
A.J. Lawson ended up having an impact for the Gamecocks in this contest. He converted 9 of 16 in the matchup giving him a rate of 56.3%, which got him 25 points. Lawson had 5 rebounds in his 34 mins and tallied 2 dimes in the game. An additional guy who came through for South Carolina was Jermaine Couisnard. He was able to score 15 points in his 36 minutes played by going 6 of 17 shooting in this contest. Couisnard wrapped this one up going 35.3% from the floor in addition to earning 5 dimes and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Carolina (-4)
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