USC Upstate Spartans vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Upstate Spartans vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: TD Arena in Charleston, SC
The USC Upstate Spartans (2-3) are on their way to TD Arena on Friday where they will attempt to beat the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3).
The USC Upstate Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against Air Force and took a loss by a final of 83-56 in their last contest. USC Upstate ended the contest having earned a 42.6% field goal percentage (23 of 54) and knocked down 4 of their 20 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Spartans buried 6 of 15 shots for a rate of 40.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 19 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 5 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to defense, USC Upstate let their opponent shoot 51.9% from the floor on 27 out of 52 shooting. Air Force distributed 16 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Additionally, Air Force snagged 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Air Force shot 74.1% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 27 shots. They knocked down 9 out of their 24 shots from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Spartans ended up finishing with 24 and Air Force racked up 15 fouls.
Trae Broadnax is a guy who came through for this game. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. He played 28 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. He walked away with 11 points on 5 out of 12 shooting.
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USC Upstate enters this game with a mark of 2-3 so far this year. They have an average of 66.6 points per game (295th in the country) while hitting 45.5% from the field. The Spartans are connecting on 37.6% on three-point attempts (35 of 93) and 58.5% from the free throw line. As a team, USC Upstate is collecting 30.0 boards per game and has earned 56 dimes on the season, which ranks 268th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.4 fouls. They are 235th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 67 relinquished so far this year. The Spartans are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (131 of 284) and they concede 38.0 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 29.4% on 3-point shots and they are 283rd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (73.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the South Carolina Gamecocks took a loss by a score of 79-60 when they played Furman. When discussing rebounding, South Carolina allowed Furman to pull down 30 in all (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 44.4% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 9 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Gamecocks allowed Furman to make 30 out of 59 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.8% in the game. When the game finished, the Gamecocks finished the game shooting 22 out of 49 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.9%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, South Carolina made 7 out of 22 attempts (31.8%). They were able to make 9 of them for a percentage of 56.3%. Furman had 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Gamecocks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Gamecocks were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for the game.
Chico Carter ended up being important for the Gamecocks for the game. He buried 7 out of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. He recorded 17 points in his 32 mins on the court and accumulated 2 assists in this matchup.
South Carolina has a record of 2-3 so far this season. The Gamecocks are committing 15.8 fouls per game while shooting 62.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 11.0 times per contest (312th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 15.8 times per contest. South Carolina has scored 313 pts for the season (62.6 per game) and they pull down 36.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Gamecocks are shooting 38.4% from the field, which is ranked 345th in the nation.
The South Carolina defense gives up 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc (45 of 116) and their opposition makes 67.2% of their free throw shots. They concede 17.4 dimes and 34.2 boards per game, which is ranked 357th and 169th in those categories on the defensive end. The Gamecocks are ranked 283rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 73.6. They have forced 11.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (317th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take USC Upstate
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