The South Carolina Gamecocks (4-1) go head-to-head with the Wichita State Shockers (5-0) in the Cancun Challenge – Riviera Division at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The game starts at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Wichita State Shockers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Prediction
In the Shockers’ last game, they defeated the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 68-59. Wichita State held the Golden Eagles to an effective field goal percentage of 0.346 (below their season average of 0.452). Oral Roberts, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (14-17; 82.4 percent). Trey Wade had a good game for Wichita State, finishing with 14 points and six rebounds.
The Gamecocks were victorious over the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in their last matchup, 74-69. The Gamecocks had a solid turnover percentage of 9.2 (better than their season average of 14.9) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (27.6 vs. 25.0). With 16 points and six assists, Jermaine Couisnard had a solid performance for South Carolina.
South Carolina might struggle to put up points as they clash against one of the nation’s best defenses. Since last season, Wichita State ranks 82nd in defensive efficiency while the Gamecocks rank 215th in offensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Shockers have been among the nation’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 48th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.8 percent). The Gamecocks, meanwhile, rank 283rd at securing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 69.5 percent.
Wichita State Shockers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Wichita State, O/U – Under
South Carolina ranks 29th in blocks per game (4.6) while Wichita State ranks 215th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
The Shockers rank 35th in rebounds per game (38.6) while the Gamecocks rank 214th in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).
Wichita State ranks 30th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while South Carolina ranks 182nd (6.5).
The Shockers rank 98th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while the Gamecocks rank 238th (20.6).