South Carolina State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 11/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
The South Carolina State Bulldogs (15-16 last season) are hitting the road to Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (18-13 last year).
The South Carolina State Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Morgan State and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-77 in their last contest of last season. South Carolina State wrapped up the game with a 47.5% FG percentage (29 out of 61) and buried 8 out of their 23 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 11 of their 80 tries for a percentage of 13.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defending, South Carolina State allowed their opponent to shoot 54.4% from the floor on 31 out of 57 shooting. Morgan State earned 15 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Morgan State grabbed 26 rebounds (10 offensive, 16 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Morgan State finished the game shooting 65.0% from the free throw line by converting 13 of their 20 tries. They converted 5 of 11 attempts from three-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Bulldogs finished with 19 and Morgan State totaled 21 fouls.
Antonio Madlock is a guy who played a role in the game. He accounted for 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played 35 minutes played and also collected 11 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes.
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South Carolina State enters this contest after finishing with a mark of 15-16 last year. They averaged 71.8 points per outing (153rd in the nation) while hitting 39.3% from the floor. The Bulldogs shot 30.0% on shots from 3-point land (197 of 657) and 68.9% from the free throw line. As a squad, South Carolina State pulled in 41.8 boards per game and totaled 379 dimes throughout last year, which was 248th in the country in terms of passing. They turned it over 14.8 times per contest and as a squad committed 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they were on defense, the Bulldogs forced their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 fouls. They were ranked 218th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 420 surrendered last season. The Bulldogs defense allowed a FG percentage of 42.2% (767 of 1,816) and they surrendered 37.3 boards per game as a squad. They gave up 33.8% on shots from downtown and they were ranked 270th in the nation in PPG allowed (72.5).
The last time they took the court last year, the South Carolina Gamecocks took a loss by a score of 73-51 against Mississippi State. The Gamecocks were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. Mississippi State earned 15 fouls for this game which got the Gamecocks to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of those for a rate of 57.9%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, South Carolina converted 6 of their 22 attempts (27.3%). When all was said and done, the Gamecocks finished shooting 17 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 28.3%. The Gamecocks allowed Mississippi State to make 25 of their 64 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.1% in this contest. They finished 30.0% from downtown by shooting 3 of 10 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 27 at the free throw line (74.1%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, South Carolina allowed Mississippi State to snag 45 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Erik Stevenson pitched in for the Gamecocks for the matchup. He made 5 of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 assists for the matchup.
South Carolina had a win-loss record of 18-13 last year. The Gamecocks were responsible for committing 19.4 fouls per game and they shot 67.1% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 14.0 times per game (104th in Division 1) and they lost possession via turnover 15.2 times per contest. South Carolina accumulated 2,200 pts throughout last year (71.0 per game) and they collected 38.3 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Gamecocks connected on 42.4% from the field, which ranked 272nd in college hoops.
The Gamecocks on defense were ranked 210th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.3. They were able to force 15.5 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (60th in the nation). The South Carolina defense allowed 32.0% on shots from 3-point land (204 of 638) and their opposition knocked down 70.1% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 13.2 dimes and 36.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 221st and 277th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take South Carolina and under the total points
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