South Carolina vs. Georgia - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (15-11) at South Carolina Gamecocks (14-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some SEC college basketball action on tap Wednesday night as the Georgia Bulldogs battle the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The Georgia Bulldogs will be looking to build on a pair of back-to-back wins, including a 73-62 victory over Tennessee in their last outing. Maten led UGA with 19 points while Derek Ogbeide came 2nd with 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting with a team-high 11 rebounds for the double-double. Tyree Crump added 11 points, while Juwan Parker and William Jackson II each added 10 points and a pair of steals, with Parker pulling in 7 rebounds, while Jackson II dished out a team-high 4 assists. Maten leads Georgia with an average of 19.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while Jackson II is the Bulldogs’ top assist man with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgia is scoring 68.7 points per game on 42.8% shooting from the field, 32.2% from behind the arc and 71.4% from the foul line this season.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks will be looking to build up some momentum after snapping 6 game losing streak following an 84-75 win over Auburn. Frank Booker led the Gamecocks with 19 points on 5 of 11 shooting with 4 threes and a share of the team-high with 3 assists, while Chris Silva added 14 points and 11 rebounds with 3 steals for the double-double and Wesley Myers came right behind with 13 points to round out the trio of double digit scorers for USC in the win. Silva leads South Carolina by averaging 14.2 points and 7.7 assists per game this season, while Hassani Gravett is the Gamecocks’ leader in the assist department with 3.5 assists per game this season. As a team, South Carolina is scoring 69.5 points per game on 39.8% shooting from the field, 31.9% from behind the arc and 70.1% from the foul line this season.
Georgia is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 road games. South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 conference matchups. Georgia is 22-6 ATS in the last 28 meetings between these two teams and 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings at South Carolina.
South Carolina’s win over Auburn was impressive, but I need to see more from the Gamecocks before putting any faith back into South Carolina down the stretch as the Gamecocks looked awful at times during that losing skid. Georgia isn’t playing much better and aren’t anything to write home about on the road, but they’ve owned South Carolina over the years and match up well with the Gamecocks, so I’ll take the free point with Georgia here.