The Blue Demons and Gamecocks are set to face off at 11:30 ET on CBSS. The Gamecocks will host the game at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, AZ. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 140.5 points, and the Gamecocks are favored to win at home against the Blue Demons.
DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS VS SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +5.5
This game will be played at Desert Diamond Arena at 11:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Gamecocks.
- Even though we have South Carolina winning straight-up, we like DePaul at +5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Blue Demons Find a Way to Win in Glendale?
DePaul, who have played three games so far this season, come into their fourth game with a record of 1-2. In all three games they have played this season, DePaul has been the favorite. DePaul has a 1-2 record vs. the spread up to this point. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, DePaul has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
DePaul comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 146 points per game so far. The Blue Demons’ last five games have finished with a combined 73 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Coming off their recent game, the DePaul offense tallied 72 points in a matchup against South Dakota. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.4%, and they made 8 threes. Jeremiah Oden led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Caleb Murphy contributed 13 points for the Blue Demons.
Coming into today’s game, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 73.0 points per contest. So far, the DePaul defense is giving up an average of 10.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.3 times per game (463rd).
Can the Gamecocks Offense Score Enough at Home?
This will be the fourth game of the season for South Carolina, who currently have a perfect 3-0 record. Looking back at their previous ten home games, South Carolina has a 3-7 record, including games from last year. South Carolina’s ATS record heading into today’s game stands at 2-1. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, South Carolina has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
So far, South Carolina’s games have averaged 143 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.7 points. The Gamecocks have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 71 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
In their latest game, South Carolina offense put up 74 points against VMI. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 35.2% and made 7 threes. B.J. Mack was the leading scorer for the Gamecocks, putting up 17 points. In addition, Meechie Johnson Jr. contributed 13 points.
Currently, the Gamecocks’ defense holds the 44th rank in the nation, allowing 64.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. DePaul, the South Carolina defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, South Carolina made 17 free-throws vs. the Gamecocks.