South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena is the location where the Tennessee Volunteers (20-8) will meet the South Carolina Gamecocks (10-18) on Saturday.
The South Carolina Gamecocks took the court against Alabama and took a loss by a score of 78-76 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Gamecocks ended up finishing with 21 and Alabama had 17 personal fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. Alabama walked away from this one shooting 68.0% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 25 shots. Moreover, Alabama snagged 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Alabama doled out 10 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. In the matter of defense, South Carolina let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the field on 27 out of 62 shooting. They also distributed 7 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In reference to pulling down boards, they collected 25 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Gamecocks buried 7 of their 13 shots for a rate of 53.8%. South Carolina finished having earned a 48.4% FG percentage (30 out of 62) and converted 9 of their 21 shots from distance.
Gregory "GG" Jackson II is a guy who was a major factor for the game. He accounted for 19 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He played for 42 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. He ended up going 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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South Carolina heads into this matchup with a record of 10-18 so far this season. They have an average of 65.1 pts per contest (332nd in D-1) while hitting 40.4% from the floor. The Gamecocks are hitting 33.3% from downtown (226 of 678) and 65.4% from the free throw line. As a team, South Carolina is snagging 34.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 309 dimes for the season, which is 334th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.5 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Gamecocks are able to force 10.6 turnovers every game while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are 278th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 403 surrendered on the year. The Gamecocks are giving up a FG percentage of 46.4% (758 of 1,634) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 34.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 271st in the nation in points per game from their opponents (73.0).
In their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers took a loss by a score of 68-63 against Texas A&M. The Volunteers recorded 18 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 30 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 9 steals in the matchup. Texas A&M was called for 18 fouls for the contest which got the Volunteers to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of those for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Tennessee made 9 of their 31 attempts (29.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers went 22 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0%. The Volunteers permitted Texas A&M to bury 18 of 46 attempts from the field which had them shooting 39.1% in the game. They went 26.7% from distance by shooting 4 out of 15 and ended up going 28 of 34 from the charity stripe (82.4%). Regarding rebounding, Tennessee allowed Texas A&M to pull down 30 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Santiago Vescovi pitched in for the Volunteers for the matchup. He scored 14 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 7 dimes in the game. He buried 5 out of 13 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and added 10 rebounds.
Tennessee has a record of 20-8 on the campaign. The Volunteers are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 71.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.6 times per game (14th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. Tennessee has accumulated 1,998 points for the campaign (71.4 per contest) and they collect 39.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Volunteers are hitting on 42.7% from the field, which is ranked 286th in the country.
The Volunteers on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 57.1. They are forcing 15.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.9% from the field (2nd in Division 1). The Tennessee defense surrenders 25.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (153 of 613) and opponents are knocking down 73.2% of their free throw attempts. They concede 9.3 assists and 32.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 8th and 85th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina
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