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Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/22/14

South Carolina Gamecocks (7-10) at Georgia Bulldogs (9-7)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)

The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Georgia Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball action.

The Georgia Bulldogs are off to a 3-1 start in SEC play and are playing their strongest basketball of the season. Georgia is 8-1 at home this season and they have played the 103rd ranked schedule in the country. Charles Mann is the Bulldogs leading scorer averaging 13.3 points per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 11.9 points, Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 9.8 points, and Marcus Thornton is averaging 7.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Georgia is averaging 69.6 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Georgia is tied for second place in the SEC standings.

Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/22/14

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The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost all four of their SEC games this season and are in last place in the conference standings. South Carolina is 2-6 away from home and 1-8 against teams with a RPI better than 100. Sindarius Thornwell is the Gamecocks leading scorer averaging 12 points per game. Tyrone Johnson is averaging 11.2 points, Brenton Williams is averaging 11.1 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.8 points. South Carolina is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. South Carolina is the only team in the SEC with an overall losing record.

Georgia is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 10-4 against the spread following a win, and 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games. South Carolina is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 2-7-1 against the spread against the SEC. The favorite has covered the point spread in 10 of the last 14 meetings of these two.

Georgia is easily the better of these two and they should win this one going away for an easy cover. 

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Georgia Bulldogs - 5

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