Missouri Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 3/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
The South Carolina Gamecocks (17-11) will take on the Missouri Tigers (10-19) at Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday.
The Missouri Tigers faced LSU and took a loss by a final of 75-55 in their last contest. Missouri ended with a 35.7% FG percentage (20 out of 56) and knocked down 3 of their 15 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 12 of 15 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 31 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 12 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of defending, Missouri allowed the other team to shoot 51.0% from the floor on 25 out of 49 shooting. LSU earned 11 assists and had 10 steals for this game. On top of that, LSU pulled down 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. LSU walked away from this one shooting 82.6% at the free throw line by converting 19 of their 23 attempts. They knocked down 6 of 17 attempts from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 20 while LSU recorded 16 personal fouls.
Amari Davis is one player who played a role for the contest. He totaled 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He played for 28 minutes played and totaled 6 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Missouri will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-19 this year. They are averaging 64.6 pts per game (326th in the nation) on 42.1% from the floor. The Tigers are shooting 27.6% on three-point shots (148 of 537) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Missouri is pulling down 34.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 344 assists for the year, which has them ranked 240th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.6 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Tigers are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 162nd in the country in giving up assists with 349 surrendered on the season. The Tigers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (721 of 1,629) and they relinquish 34.2 boards per game as a team. They give up 35.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 223rd in college hoops in opponents PPG (70.6).
When they last played, the South Carolina Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 90-71 when they played Alabama. The Gamecocks collected 21 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this matchup. They also turned it over 19 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. Alabama was called for 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 90.9%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, South Carolina converted 7 of 21 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Gamecocks finished 27 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Gamecocks allowed Alabama to knock down 29 out of their 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.5% for this game. They went 39.4% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 33 and finished the contest at 19 of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). With respect to attacking the glass, South Carolina permitted Alabama to get 32 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Erik Stevenson ended up being a major contributor for the Gamecocks for this game. He made 7 of 13 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 35 mins on the court and added 6 assists for the contest.
South Carolina has a mark of 17-11 on the season. The Gamecocks are responsible for committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 66.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.1 times per contest (109th in the nation) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. South Carolina has scored 2,005 points on the season (71.6 per contest) and they snag 38.1 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Gamecocks are hitting on 43.2% from the field, which is ranked 236th in the country.
The South Carolina defense gives up 31.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (187 of 586) and opponents are making 69.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 13.1 assists and 35.6 rebounds per contest, which is 222nd and 242nd in Division 1. The Gamecocks on the defensive side of the court are 204th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 69.8. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the floor (74th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Carolina
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