Wyoming vs. South Carolina - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3) at Wyoming Cowboys (2-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys +5.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Wyoming Cowboys meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Arena-Auditorium.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 75.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 38.3 percent shooting. A.J. Lawson is averaging 14.9 points and 3.7 assists while Hassani Gravett is averaging 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Chris Silva is the third double-digit scorer and Keyshawn Bryant is dishing 1.6 assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost their last five road games.
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The Wyoming Cowboys look for a statement victory to rebound from a rough 2-6 start to the season. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 73.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Justin James is averaging 24.9 points and 9.8 rebounds while Hunter Maldonado is averaging 15.2 points and two assists. Hunter Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Hendricks is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wyoming Cowboys are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Wyoming Cowboys have lost three of their last four home games.
The Gamecocks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-9 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Cowboys last 7 home games. The over is 5-1 in Gamecocks last 6 overall.
The Wyoming Cowboys have played their best ball at home this season where they're being outscored by just three points, and South Carolina will play its first true road game of the season. With that said, South Carolina should be able to control the pace with its defense in this contest and make Wyoming uncomfortable, similar to what happened in last years meeting when the Cowboys shot just 33.9 percent from the field. I like the South Carolina Gamecocks and the reasonable chalk.