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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