South Carolina vs. DePaul 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (1-1) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (2-0)
NCAA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the DePaul Blue Demons face of on Friday in the Virgin Islands in college basketball action.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are off to a 2-0 start to the season beating Oral Roberts and Norfolk. South Carolina is averaging 84 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent from the floor including 37.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Laimonas Chatkevicius leads the Gamecocks averaging 20 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Duane Notice is averaging 16 points, Sidarius Thornwell is averaging 12.5 points, and Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 10 points and 8.5 rebounds. South Carolina has a verteran core and they are looking to improve this season.
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The DePaul Blue Demons are off to a 1-1 start to the season with a win over Western Michigan and a loss to Penn State. DePaul is averaging 65.5 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor but just 15.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents shoot38.9 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Billy Garrett is averaging 16 points, Eli Cain is averaging 9.0 points, and Tommy Hamilton is averaging 9.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. DePaul is hoping this is the season they can turn it around.
South Carolina is 6-0 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 3-7 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. DePaul is 3-10 against the spread following game that they covered the point spread, 0-4 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games.
While South Carolina is improved this is a ton of points so my pick is DePaul.