South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 1/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN
The Vanderbilt Commodores (7-6) are hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks (7-6) at Memorial Gymnasium (TN) on Tuesday.
The South Carolina Gamecocks faced off with Eastern Michigan and notched a win by a score of 74-64 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Gamecocks left the arena with 10 and Eastern Michigan totaled 15 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. Eastern Michigan finished 44.4% from the free throw line by converting 4 of their 9 attempts. Furthermore, Eastern Michigan snagged 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Eastern Michigan totaled 9 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. In relation to defending, South Carolina allowed 39.7% from the field on 25 out of 63 shooting. They also recorded 12 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 15 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Gamecocks converted 10 of 17 tries for a rate of 58.8%. South Carolina finished having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (28 of 63) and made 8 of their 26 shots from downtown.
Gregory "GG" Jackson II is someone who came through for this contest. He accounted for 24 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and totaled 9 boards. He went 47.4% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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South Carolina will take the court with a record of 7-6 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, South Carolina is grabbing 37.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 149 assists so far this year, which ranks 342nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Gamecocks are shooting 32.5% on three-point attempts (101 of 311) and 60.2% from the charity stripe. They average 64.8 points per outing (330th in the nation) while hitting 40.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Gamecocks are forcing 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.3 fouls. They concede 34.9% on 3-point shots while they are 198th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.1). The Gamecocks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (345 of 753) and they relinquish 33.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 196th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 180 surrendered for the campaign.
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores got the victory with a final of 93-55 when they faced SE Louisiana. The Commodores collected 33 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this contest. They gave up possession 7 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. SE Louisiana earned 13 fouls for this contest which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a clip of 81.8%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Vanderbilt converted 14 of their 37 attempts (37.8%). Overall, the Commodores finished 35 out of 73 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.9%. The Commodores permitted SE Louisiana to knock down 22 out of 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.8% for the matchup. They went 5.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 1 out of 19 and finished the game at 10 of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Vanderbilt permitted SE Louisiana to pull down 32 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Noah Shelby ended up having an impact for the Commodores for the game. He made 4 out of 8 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, but wrapped this game up without a rebound. He earned 12 points in his 13 minutes of playing time and added 3 assists for the contest.
Vanderbilt has a win-loss record of 7-6 on the year. The Commodores are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls per contest while shooting 68.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 12.8 times per contest (243rd in Division 1) and they cough up possession 12.6 times per game. Vanderbilt has totaled 908 pts so far this year (69.8 per game) and they pull in 37.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Commodores are connecting on 43.1% from the field, which is 260th in the nation.
The Commodores are ranked 107th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 65.9. They have forced 11.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (111th in D-1). The Vanderbilt defense gives up 29.8% on 3-pointers (79 of 265) and opponents are making 68.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.1 dimes and 34.2 boards per contest, which has them ranked 153rd and 190th in D-1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Carolina
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