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South Carolina vs Georgetown Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds
Gamecocks vs Hoyas Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgetown Hoyas
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 3rd
- Betting Odds: South Carolina +6.5, SC +222 | GEORGE -288 O/U 137.5
South Carolina heads into this matchup having played 7 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-4. On the road, the Gamecocks will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 0-2. So far, the Gamecocks have been the underdog 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Gregory Jackson II comes into today’s game as the Gamecocks’ leading scorer at 16.29 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is South Carolina’s top rebounder at 7.43 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Chico Carter JR who is second on the team in scoring at 13.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.4% of his shots and is adding 1.67 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Carolina this season, as they are currently ranked 205th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gamecocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.6%, placing them 385th in the NCAA.
Through 8 games, the Georgetown Hoyas have an overall record of 4-4. So far this season, Georgetown has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Hoyas as the -6.5 point favorites. The Hoyas have been favored 6 times, going 4-2 straight up.
Georgetown’s leading scorer this season is Amir Spears who is averaging 16.38 points per contest. So far, Spears has accounted for 21.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.75 assists. Brandon Murray is the second leading scorer for the Hoyas, averaging 15.83 points per game. Between him and Murray, they are accounting for 37.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgetown this season, as they are currently ranked 218th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoyas’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 236th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: South Carolina Gamecocks +6.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Georgetown Hoyas are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -6.5. However, we anticipate South Carolina putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Hoyas as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Gamecocks to cover.
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