South Carolina vs. Memphis - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (9-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks (12-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Saturday afternoon at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Memphis Tigers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 79 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while Ricky Tarrant Jr. is averaging 13.7 points and 3.8 assists. Shaq Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Trashon Burrell is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. Memphis is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have split their last eight road games.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks look to build on their incredible 12-0 start to the year. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 80.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Michael Carrera is averaging 12.1 points and 1.7 assists. Duane Notice is dishing 1.7 assists and Laimonas Chatkevicius is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. South Carolina is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Tigers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern. The Gamecocks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
South Carolina is playing extremely well at both ends of the court and has been even better at home. Memphis is solid defensively but will have trouble scoring. Give me the Gamecocks to remain unbeaten.