South Carolina vs. Georgia - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (14-5) at South Carolina Gamecocks (10-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-9 this season and they have lost their last four games. South Carolina is averaging 68.4 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61 points and their opponents are shooting 37.4 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.4 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 10.1 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. South Carolina is 7-4 at home and 1-6 in the SEC.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are 14-6 this season and have won their last five games in a row. UGA is averaging 72.3 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Marcus Thornton leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 11.9 points, Charles Mann is averaging 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 10.9 points. Georgia is 4-2 on the road and 5-2 in the SEC.
South Carolina is 6-19-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games against a team with a winning road record, 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-8 against the spread against the SEC. Georgia is 4-0 against the spread following a win, 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 29-11-1 against the spread against the SEC. The favorite has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
The total in this one is at 130 but I see it staying under that number and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.