Sunday, December 31, 2017

Gamecocks at Ole Miss: Preview, Projection and Prediction


The Gamecocks go on the road to open their SEC season against the Ole Miss Rebels tonight at 6pm. This will officially be the last game of 2017 for the Gamecocks, a magical year in Gamecock basketball history. The Gamecocks hope to capture some of that magic from last March on Sunday evening.

Power Rankings

The Gamecocks come in at #60 while Ole Miss sits #82 in the KenPom rankings.

RPI

The Gamecocks come into tonight's game at a very respectable #39 RPI ranking. This is good for just 8th best in the SEC, a real testament to the improvement in the SEC. Ole Miss is dead last in the SEC with 172nd best RPI in the country. This number will improve as the season goes along but the Gamecocks won't see any type of immediate boost to their RPI with a win and a loss would have an immediate negative impact.

Projection

The Gamecocks are projected as four points better than Ole Miss on a neutral court. The game at Ole Miss makes this game a toss up.

Simulation

The simulation has Ole Miss winning 71-70

Vegas

The Gamecocks are road underdogs getting 2.5 points and the over/under sits at 147.5

Prediction

This game should come down to the wire. Take the Gamecocks with the 2.5 points and look for the game to go under the 147.5 total.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Gamecocks and Wolverines Almost Get Into a Fight!

The outback bowl is on the way! The gamecocks and wolverines got in to it at a pre-bowl fight.


We will find out who is better on the field on New Years Day at noon.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Comrade Leaves Littlejohn in Shame


Last night the Clemson basketball team won over South Carolina 64-48. The Comrade made his way to Clemson for the first time in 17 years. His team did not do well for him. Here are some shots from the game.

First..The Comrade had his water bottle ready to fire if needed.


After the game was over Rob wanted a pic of the scoreboard. The Comrade tried to stand in the way.





Luckily Rich Long did manage get to the pic Rob wanted.

 

The Comrade ended up leaving Littlejohn in shame. 


We have seen The Comrade humbled before.. Dennis Wilson of D&C Trucking helped us with this Humbling. Congrats to The Comrade on being such a good sport.







Monday, December 18, 2017

Dennis vs Chicken!


Dennis Wilson of D&C Trucking has been a long time supporter of The Rob and Comrade show. Dennis is a great guy! He wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!



Dennis also had a run in with a chicken..and the video is a Christmas gift just for you!






He looked like Rocky right? Thanks for being such a good sport Dennis!



One Expert Has the Clemson Hoops Team Ranked.


It has been a long time since Clemson basketball has entered the top 25 rankings. Tim Bourret from Clemson posted this earlier today.



7 years has been a drought! One hoops expert has the Tigers ending that streak. CBS commentator Seth Davis has the Tigers breaking that spell.



Could the Tigers be ranked for tomorrow night when they meet the gamecocks? Check out the latest podcast to get the rundown on the game from Rob and The Comrade.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Is the Comrade the Sire of Brock Lesnar?



We all know the Comrade is still upset after losing to Rocky on his homeland. In the latest Rocky sequel the son of Drago may actually be Brock Lesnar. Slyvester Stallone had an interesting instagram post which may put the WWE Universal Champ on the big screen.





I am not sure that Lesnar can do the job on the big screen. I also think he looks nothing like the Comrade. Creed 2 is set to hit theaters in Novemeber 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gamecocks vs Coastal Carolina: Preview, Projections and Prediction







RPI

The Gamecocks come into the game ranked #82, they were #145 before their last game against Wyoming. Coastal Carolina has an RPI of 218 which means a win today for the Gamecocks isn't going to do much for their RPI while a loss will be devastating.

Power Ranking

 The Gamecocks sit at #49 while Coastal Carolina is #195

Projection

According to the power rankings the Gamecocks should win by 21 points

Simulation

Our simulation has it must closer with a 80-73 Gamecocks win

Prediction

The point spread has the Gamecocks -15 with the over/under 144.5. Our power ranking projections tend to be more consistent than our simulations and we have a 6 point gap in the spread and our projections.

Take the Gamecocks -15 and the over of 144.5




Season Gamecock Prediction Record

6-2-1


Check out The Basement Bookie for more projections, predictions and simulations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gamecocks vs Wyoming: Preview, Projections and Predictions






The Gamecocks are back at it Wednesday night as they host the Wyoming Cowboys.

RPI

The Gamecocks come into the game ranked #145 in the RPI while Wyoming is #31. It is very early in the season but a win tonight by the Gamecocks should give them a nice boost in their RPI number.

Power Ranking

 The Gamecocks sit at #50 while Wyoming is #100.

Projection

According to the power rankings the Gamecocks should win tonight by 12 points.

Simulation

Our simulation also hit that exact number with the Gamecocks winning tonight 82-70.

Prediction

The point spread has the Gamecocks -9 with the over/under 144

Take the Gamecocks -9 and the over

Season Gamecock Prediction Record

5-2

Check out the full audio from Frank Martin's last press conference right here. It is why we all love him.

Check out The Basement Bookie for more projections, predictions and simulations

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Frank Martin Blasts Himself and Team (Full Audio)



The Gamecocks won yesterday but it wasn't pretty. How ugly was it? Just ask Frank Martin. Martin blasted himself, his coaches and players. This is a must listen:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Gamecocks vs Massachusetts: Preview, Projections, Predictions

The Gamecocks are back home for just the second time all season and desperately need a win. Our last preview post jinxed them. The projections had them winning but instead they were beaten soundly by a very good Temple team.

Massachusetts is the opponent this afternoon and they are not a very good tea. It could be just what this Gamecock team needs to get back on track. Of course a loss would be devastating. Let's look at the numbers:

The Gamecocks enter the game today 48th in the power rankings and 171 in the RPI, keep in mind the RPI is a little misleading this early in the season.

UMASS enters the game today as 166th in the power rankings and 228 in the RPI.

It's not pretty. The Gamecocks won't gain much from a win today but a loss could look really bad.

The power rankings suggest the Gamecocks should win this game today by 18. The simulation below has it a bit closer. I tend to go with the power ranking numbers though and with a 13 point spread the Gamecocks should be a good pick to not only win the game but cover.



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Friday, December 1, 2017

This May Make You Feel Better as a Gamecock



My boss at work sent this to me in an email. It makes a lot of sense!


This might make USC fans feel better about the loss…. You didn’t lose to some cow poke team from Pickens County… you lost to the new leader in College Football….

One ESPN college football analyst thinks that Clemson is overtaking Alabama as the sport's dynasty team.

ESPN College Game Day host Rece Davis and college football host Kirk Herbstreit met with the media in the press box at Bank of America Stadium Friday to preview Saturday's ACC Championship between Clemson and Miami.

Davis said, “you could make the argument that Clemson is taking over the sport as the premier dynasty,” Davis told a small group of media members. “Alabama has been longer, but if they (Clemson) can win they will win their third straight ACC Championship, go to the playoff for the third straight year and have the chance to go to back-to-back-to-back national championships for the third straight year.”

Herbstreit reiterated what his colleague said, but added that despite what national college football fans might think, Clemson’s run is nothing new as the Tigers have been ascending the college football landscape since 2012.  “I've had a front-row seat to watch this and the behind the scenes with Dabo and this team and watching them go from kind of the outside to being now in that upper tier,” Herbstreit said. “I think they have to be right there, not just the last two years. Really, this goes back to them beating LSU in a bowl game. Just go back and look at the names of the schools that they've beaten and the conferences in which they play in. How can you not put Clemson among the elite?  Whether they win or lose this game, they're already at that top tier in the country.”



Just remember who the state belongs to!

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