Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena is the location where the South Carolina Gamecocks (10-5) will try to defeat the Florida Gators (9-6) on Saturday.
The Florida Gators took the court against LSU and went home with a loss by a final score of 64-58 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Gators ended up with 10 and LSU accumulated 21 personal fouls. They also converted 3 out of their 9 attempts from 3-point land. LSU finished shooting 63.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 11 tries. Moreover, LSU pulled down 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. LSU earned 8 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. When talking about defense, Florida let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 27 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists in the game in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Gators buried 11 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Florida finished the game with a 36.4% field goal percentage (20 of 55) and converted 7 out of their 31 shots from beyond the arc.
Colin Castleton is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He finished shooting 70.0% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and snagged 9 boards. He finished with 19 points on 7 out of 10 shooting.
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Florida steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 9-6 so far this season. They average 72.6 pts per contest (169th in Division 1) while shooting 42.5% from the field. The Gators are shooting 30.5% on 3-pointers (114 of 374) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Florida is pulling down 36.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 194 assists so far this year, which ranks 192nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.4 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Gators are able to force 16.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 64th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 155 conceded for the season. The Gators are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.9% (362 of 824) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 59th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.4).
In their last game, the South Carolina Gamecocks took a loss by a final score of 66-46 when they faced Tennessee. In the matter of cleaning the glass, South Carolina permitted Tennessee to get 37 in all (10 on the offensive side). They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 7 out of 21 and finished the contest at 11 of 25 from the free throw line (44.0%). The Gamecocks permitted Tennessee to knock down 24 out of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.6% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Gamecocks shot 17 for 49 from the field which had them at 34.7%. When talking about three-point attempts, South Carolina made 6 of their 19 tries (31.6%). They were able to make 6 of those for a percentage of 35.3%. Tennessee committed 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They also turned it over 22 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Gamecocks snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the matchup.
James Reese V ended up being a major contributor for the Gamecocks for the game. He knocked down 6 of 11 in this game for a rate of 54.5%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He racked up 15 points in his 28 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
South Carolina has a mark of 10-5 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Gamecocks are hitting on 43.9% from the field, which ranks 203rd in college basketball. South Carolina has earned 1,088 pts on the season (72.5 per contest) and they pull in 40.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.5 times per contest (170th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.3 times per contest. The Gamecocks have committed 20.1 fouls every game and they connect on 64.7% from the free throw line.
The Gamecocks on the defensive end are ranked 150th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 67.3. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (23rd in college hoops). The South Carolina defense concedes 32.5% on 3-point shots (106 of 326) and opponents are knocking down 66.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 11.9 dimes and 35.5 boards per game, which is 130th and 223rd in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida
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