South Carolina vs. Monmouth - 11/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Monmouth Hawks (1-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Tuesday afternoon in a college basketball game at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Monmouth Hawks look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Drexel Dragons on Friday. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 78 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 31.7 percent shooting. Micah Seaborn is averaging 17 points and five assists while Justin Robinson is averaging 15 points and five rebounds. Chris Brady is the third double-digit scorer and Je'lon Hornbeak is grabbing six rebounds. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have won five straight road games.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks look for a 3-0 start to the season after beating Louisiana Tech and Holy Cross. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 83 points on 55.3 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 41 percent shooting. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 19 points and six rebounds while PJ Dozier is averaging 16 points and 3.5 assists. Duane Notice is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Silva is grabbing five rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Gamecocks are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 home games and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games. The over is 9-4 in Gamecocks last 13 home games and the under is 13-6 in Hawks last 19 overall.
South Carolina is a team that's going to compete in the SEC this season due to solid guard play and the improved ability to put the ball through the hoop. Monmouth is certainly no slouch and has the ability to pull off an upset here, but South Carolina at home will prove to be too much for the Hawks. We're talking about a Gamecocks that's shooting 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from deep in two games. Don't fade South Carolina here.