The DePaul Blue Demons and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Desert Diamond Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Preview
The DePaul Blue Demons look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The DePaul Blue Demons have lost 10 of their last 11 non-home games. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 73 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Jeremiah Oden is averaging 14 points and 6 rebounds, while Elijah Fisher is averaging 12.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Chico Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Murphy is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Preview
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for another win to remain undefeated on the season. The South Carolina Gamecocks haven’t started 4-0 since the 2016-17 season. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 78.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. B.J. Mack is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Myles Stute is averaging 13.7 points and 1.3 assists. Meechie Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ta’Lon Cooper is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 43.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The DePaul Blue Demons have looked shaky at best through 3 games, and that includes losses to Fort Wayne and Long Beach State. The South Carolina Gamecocks look good offensively through 3 games, and that includes a win over Virginia Tech on a neutral site. The season is still young, but I'm not sure how you turn down South Carolina and the reasonable number. DePaul looks awful.