South Carolina vs. Georgia - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Bulldogs (14-13) at South Carolina Gamecocks (16-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 149
The Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Georgia Bulldogs need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 75.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 18.9 points and 2.9 assists while Rayshaun Hammonds is averaging 12.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. Tyree Crump is dishing 1.1 assists and Sahvir Wheeler is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Georgia Bulldogs have lost six of their last seven road games.
The South Carolina Gamecocks need a win after splitting their last six games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 71.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting. A.J. Lawson is averaging 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds while Jermaine Couisnard is averaging 12.2 points and 2.9 assists. Maik Kotsar is the third double-digit scorer and Jair Bolden is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have won five straight home games.
The road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The South Carolina Gamecocks already smoked Georgia on the road a couple of weeks ago despite being 2.5-point underdogs, and they have a serious advantage heading into this contest as well. The Georgia Bulldogs just can't catch a break right now, and they lose on the road by an average of nine points while allowing 49.7 percent shooting from the field. The South Carolina Gamecocks win at home by an average of 7.7 points while allowing 37.3 percent shooting from the field. The South Carolina Gamecocks are also a profitable 15-12 against the spread on the season, while Georgia has failed to cover four of its last five games. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.