Wofford at South Carolina: 11/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1) vs Wofford Terriers (4-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
Betting Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks -7 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wofford Terriers will travel to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Wofford Terriers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 4-1 on the season after defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles, 70-52, this past Sunday. Wofford led by a 29-24 margin at halftime and had no trouble pulling away after taking a 46-32 lead with 14:36 left in regulation. Wofford shot 47.3% from the field & 34.5% from beyond the arc while allowing Georgia Southern to shoot 39.5% from the field & 50.0% from beyond the arc. Wofford outrebounded Georgia Southern by a 28-27 margin and won the turnover battle by a 19-8 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Ryan Larson who had 19 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Wofford is averaging 94.3 ppg on 53.4% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 39.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Max Klesmit (14.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.6 spg), B.J. Mack (12.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.6 apg), Ryan Larson (11.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.2 spg), & Messiah Jones (9.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 bpg).
Defensively, Wofford is allowing their opponents to average 65.3 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 13.7 and a turnover margin of 5.7.
The South Carolina Gamecocks won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating the UAB Blazers, 66-63, this past Thursday night. South Carolina was outstanding defensively against UAB and was able to hang on late after taking a 53-38 lead with 9:02 left in regulation. South Carolina shot 42.3% from the field & 47.1% from beyond the arc while holding UAB to 34.4% shooting from the field & 27.3% from beyond the arc. South Carolina lost the turnover battle by a 22-15 margin, however, did outrebound UAB by a 37-36 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Gamecocks was James Reese V who had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, South Carolina is averaging 70.2 ppg on 40.6% shooting from the field. The Gamecocks are averaging 6.2 three-pointers per game on 28.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, South Carolina has been led by Jermaine Couisnard (13.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg), Wildens Leveque (11.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.5 spg), Erik Stevenson (11.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.8 spg, 1.5 bpg), & James Reese V (10.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.0 spg).
Defensively, South Carolina is holding their opponents to an average of 63.2 ppg on 38.6% shooting from the field. The Gamecocks have a rebound margin of 11.5 and are averaging 10.8 spg.
The Terriers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games & 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
South Carolina has played better than expected, especially after their early season loss to Princeton, however, this is still a team that I think has some major issues on the offensive end. Wofford’s is a top-tier mid-major program that once against is having no problems scoring the basketball as they come into this game ranked 3rd in scoring offense & 8th in FG%. Wofford was competitive in an 8-point road loss to a very good Clemson team and as I think that the Terriers will be more competitive in this one, I think the play here is to take Wofford and the points. Good Luck!