South Carolina vs. St. John's - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (7-5) at South Carolina Gamecocks (10-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The St. John’s Red Storm and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Tuesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The St. John’s Red Storm need a big victory after splitting their last 10 games. The St. John’s Red Storm are averaging 64.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Federico Mussini is averaging 14.2 points and 2.7 assists while Durand Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Ron Mvouika is dishing 1.7 assists and Yankuba Sima is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The St. John’s Red Storm are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. St. John’s is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.8 turnovers per game. The St. John’s Red Storm have lost four straight neutral games.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks look to keep rolling after getting off to a 10-0 start. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 81.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 38 percent shooting. Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 13 points and 6.1 rebounds while Michael Carrera is averaging 12.4 points and 1.5 assists. Laimonas Chatkevicius is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Duane Notice is dishing 1.8 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. South Carolina is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won five of their last six neutral games.
The Red Storm are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 neutral site games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gamecocks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
The Red Storm are just tacking on bad loss after bad loss and now have to play one of the more consistent and well coached teams in the SEC. Even with St. John's having the home court advantage with this game being played in CT, you have no choice but to eat the chalk with the Gamecocks.