UAB Blazers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 11/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena is where the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1) will meet the UAB Blazers (3-0) on Thursday.
The UAB Blazers played Rhodes and earned the victory with a final of 98-61 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Blazers finished with 9 and Rhodes recorded 16 personal fouls. They also converted 9 of their 22 tries from beyond the arc. Rhodes finished the game at 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 6 of 8 attempts. In addition, Rhodes collected 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Rhodes recorded 14 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. In terms of defending, UAB allowed their opponent to shoot 45.1% from the floor on 23 of 51 shooting. They also distributed 17 dimes in the matchup as well as creating 27 turnovers and earning 23 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 41 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Blazers made 8 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. UAB finished with a 48.8% field goal percentage (40 out of 82) and made 10 out of their 33 3-pointers.
Michael Ertel is one guy who came through for this game. He finished the game shooting 63.6% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. He saw the court for 24 mins and also snagged 1 rebound. He totaled 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting.
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UAB will take the court with a record of 3-0 on the season. They are averaging 95.0 pts per game (9th in the nation) while shooting 52.8% from the field. The Blazers are connecting on 35.1% on shots from distance (26 of 74) and 64.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, UAB is snagging 34.3 boards per contest and has 50 assists for the season, which has them ranked 63rd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 7.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.3 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Blazers are able to force 22.3 turnovers every game and they draw 15.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 261st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 40 surrendered for the season. The Blazers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.8% (73 of 156) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 42.4% from 3-point land while they are 198th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.7).
For their last game, the South Carolina Gamecocks went home victorious with a score of 75-64 when they played Western Kentucky. The Gamecocks recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this contest. They gave up possession 22 times, while recording 12 steals for the game. Western Kentucky earned 15 personal fouls for this game which got the Gamecocks to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, South Carolina buried 9 of 27 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Gamecocks shot 26 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6%. The Gamecocks permitted Western Kentucky to make 23 of 60 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.3% in this contest. They went 25.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 24 and ended up going 12 of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). When discussing rebounds, South Carolina permitted Western Kentucky to grab 26 overall (10 offensive).
James Reese V was important for the Gamecocks for the matchup. He converted 5 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and had 3 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 assists for the contest.
South Carolina has a mark of 2-1 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Gamecocks are connecting on 40.1% from the field, which is ranked 285th in Division 1. South Carolina has scored 215 pts this year (71.7 per contest) and they collect 47.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.3 times per game (236th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 16.3 times per contest. The Gamecocks are committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.9% from the charity stripe.
The Gamecocks on the defensive end are ranked 116th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 63.3. They are forcing 18.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the field (140th in D-1). The South Carolina defense concedes 32.9% on 3-point shots (24 of 73) and their opposition makes 58.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.7 assists and 32.7 rebounds every game, which ranks 210th and 112th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina
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