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South Carolina vs Georgia Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Gamecocks vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgia Bulldogs
- Where: Athens at Stegeman Coliseum
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: South Carolina +11, SC +462 | GA -667 O/U 135.0
Coming into today’s matchup, the South Carolina Gamecocks are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-12. On the road, the Gamecocks will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Gamecocks have been the underdog 14 times, going 4-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11 underdogs on the spread.
Gregory Jackson II comes into today’s game as the Gamecocks’ leading scorer at 16.1 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is South Carolina’s top rebounder at 6.85 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Meechie Johnson Jr., who is second on the team in scoring at 11.89 points per game. Overall, he has hit 35.1% of his shots and is adding 4.06 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 they 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 20 games, the Georgia Bulldogs have an overall record of 13-7. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 11-2. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -11 points in their favor. For the season, Georgia has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 9-1.
Georgia’s leading scorer this season is Terry Roberts, who is averaging 15.63 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 21.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.16 rebounds per game and 4.11 assists. Kario Oquendo is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.88 points per game. Between him and Oquendo, they are accounting for 37.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia this season, as they are currently ranked 244th in college basketball at 69.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 349th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Bulldogs -11
One reason we believe it is a good idea to bet on the South Carolina Gamecocks as +11 point underdogs at away is their tendency to control the pace of the game. This season, the Gamecocks have often limited possessions and slowed the game down, which should help them stay competitive against a Georgia team that prefers to run. Although South Carolina doesn’t often fare well as the underdog against the spread, we think playing at away and presenting a mismatch for the heavily favored Bulldogs gives them an advantage.