South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/22/14
Georgia Bulldogs (14-11) at South Carolina Gamecocks (10-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday in Columbia in SEC college basketball.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are looking to avenge their earlier loss at Georgia where they fell to the Bulldogs by 21 points in Athens. South Carolina are just 3-10 in the SEC and 8-5 at home thus far this season. Brenton Williams leads the Gamecocks averaging 14.2 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.6 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.7 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. South Carolina is 3-3 at home in SEC games.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off of a tough loss at Tennessee that ended a four game winning streak. Georgia is 8-5 in the SEC, 2-9 away from home, and they are in third place in the SEC standings. Charles Mann leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.5 points per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 12.1 points, Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 9.4 points, and Marcus Thornton is averaging 7.6 points and 6.0 rebounds. Georgia is averaging 68.9 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. It is Georgia’s road record that will keep them out of the NCAA Tournament.
South Carolina is 6-1-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, 10-4-2 against the spread in their last 16 games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Georgia is 19-8 against the spread against the SEC, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 9-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Georgia has covered the point spread in 20 of the last 26 times these two have met.
Georgia has dominated this series and I exoect them to do the same here as a dog.
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