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Houston Cougars vs South Carolina Gamecocks: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/5/2020

The No. 10 Houston Cougars (3-0) will look to continue a three-game winning streak when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1) on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Fertitta Center as 5-point favorites. The contest airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESP+. The over/under in the matchup is set at 65.5.

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Houston vs South Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -5 -110 -110 65.5 -110 -110 -330 265

Houston Leaders

  • The Cougars rebounds and assists leader is Dejon Jarreau. He averages 7.3 rebounds and contributes 2.3 assists per game.
  • Marcus Sasser paces the team with 17.3 points per game.
  • Sasser averages 4.0 made threes per game to pace the Cougars.
  • Jarreau leads the team with 2.3 steals per game. Jamal Shead collects 2.0 blocks a game to pace the Cougars.

South Carolina Leaders

  • A.J. Lawson contributed 13.4 points per game last season.
  • Jermaine Couisnard collected 3.2 assists a game and Justin Minaya grabbed 6.0 rebounds per contest.
  • Lawson connected on 1.8 threes per game a season ago.
  • Trae Hannibal collected 1.2 steals per game. Minaya averaged 0.9 blocks an outing.

Houston vs South Carolina: Last Meeting

Houston vs South Carolina (Last 1 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/8/2019 Houston -2.5 145.5 -144 119 Regular Season 76-56 UH

Points Insights

  • Last year, the Cougars recorded just 2.8 more points per game (72.3) than the Gamecocks allowed (69.5).
  • Houston had a 12-0 record against the spread and a 15-3 record overall last season when putting up more than 69.5 points.
  • South Carolina had a 5-8 record against the spread and went 4-10 overall last season when giving up more than 72.3 points.
  • The Gamecocks' 73.4 points per game last year were 11.3 more points than the 62.1 the Cougars gave up to opponents.
  • South Carolina put together a 14-0 ATS record and an 18-9 overall record last season in games it scored more than 62.1 points.
  • Houston had a 2-2 record overall and an ATS record of 1-2 last season when its opponents scored more than 73.4 points.
  • The Cougars totaled 315 more points than their opponents last season (10.2 per game on average), and the Gamecocks scored 119 more points than their opponents (3.9 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Cougars and the Gamecocks grabbed rebounds at approximately the same clip last season (38.6 and 33.7 boards per game, respectively).
  • When Houston earned the rebounding advantage they were 14-14 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, South Carolina was 6-5.
  • The Cougars grabbed 13 offensive rebounds per game, more than the Gamecocks by three rebounds per game last season.
  • When the Cougars grabbed the most offensive rebounds they were 13-13 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Gamecocks were 5-4.
  • Both teams tended to win the rebounding battle last year. The Cougars recorded an average rebounding margin of +11.3 rebounds per game, and the Gamecocks averaged a margin of +1.1 rebounds.
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