South Carolina Gamecocks vs Florida Gators Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Florida Gators
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The South Carolina Gamecocks (8-11) are traveling to Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Florida Gators (11-8).
The South Carolina Gamecocks stepped onto the hardwood against Auburn and took a loss by a score of 81-66 in their last game. South Carolina finished the game having earned a 35.7% field goal percentage (20 of 56) and made 7 out of their 28 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Gamecocks buried 19 of 24 tries for a rate of 79.2%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 32 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 8 assists in this game in addition to creating 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to the defense, South Carolina allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 30 out of 60 shooting. Auburn earned 20 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Additionally, Auburn collected 35 boards (10 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Auburn finished the game shooting 72.0% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 25 attempts. They also knocked down 3 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Gamecocks finished with 23 while Auburn recorded 16 fouls.
Gregory "GG" Jackson II is someone who was important in this game. He walked away with 30 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. He finished 47.6% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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South Carolina heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 8-11 this season. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a team are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, South Carolina is grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 202 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 354th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Gamecocks are hitting 31.3% on shots from downtown (144 of 460) and 65.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 63.8 pts per game (343rd in the nation) while connecting on 39.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Gamecocks are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.3 fouls. They currently rank 267th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 275 surrendered for the season. The Gamecocks are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.1% (523 of 1,110) and they relinquish 35.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They surrender 35.6% from 3-point land and they are 274th in college hoops in PPG allowed (72.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida Gators took home the win by a final score of 61-59 against Mississippi State. The Gators recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 33 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. Mississippi State was called for 11 personal fouls for this game which took the Gators to the charity stripe for 10 tries. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Florida converted 10 of their 24 tries (41.7%). Overall, the Gators shot 23 out of 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Gators permitted Mississippi State to convert 24 out of 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.3% in the game. They finished the game shooting 23.5% from 3-point land by going 4 out of 17 and ended up going 7 of 11 from the free throw line (63.6%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Florida permitted Mississippi State to pull down 39 in all (13 offensive).
Colin Castleton was important for the Gators in this contest. He converted 5 out of 14 for the contest giving him a rate of 35.7%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He tallied 13 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Florida has a record of 11-8 on the campaign. The Gators commit 16.6 fouls every game while shooting 74.5% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per game (266th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.9 times per game. Florida has accounted for 1,374 points on the year (72.3 per contest) and they grab 36.1 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Gators are connecting on 43.9% from the floor, which is ranked 224th in the country.
The Florida defense surrenders 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (112 of 358) and their opponents are making 70.6% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.3 assists and 36.2 rebounds per contest, which is 84th and 290th in the country. The Gators are ranked 75th in college basketball in PPG given up with 65.3. They are forcing 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (34th in the country).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida
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