South Carolina vs. Georgia - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (15-12) at South Carolina Gamecocks (23-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Thursday night at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Georgia Bulldogs look for consistency after splitting their last 18 games. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 69.4 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 38.1 percent shooting. J.J. Frazier is averaging 16.3 points and 4.1 assists while Yante Maten is averaging 15.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Kenny Gaines is grabbing three rebounds and Charles Mann is dishing 2.8 assists. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Georgia Bulldogs have lost five of their last six road games.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 76.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Michael Carrera is averaging 14.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 12.7 points and 3.7 assists. Duane Notice is the third double-digit scorer and Mindaugas Kacinas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Gamecocks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gamecocks are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in South Carolina and 22-6 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall.
South Carolina has been a covering machine all season long and usually shows up in a big way when playing at home. Georgia is way too inconsistent and will struggle to keep up with the Gamecocks on the offensive end. I like the Gamecocks to win this one by double digits.