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 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Bulldogs (14-13, 4-10 CONF) and the South Carolina Gamecocks (16-11, 8-6 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 26th for an SEC conference matchup at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC. The game will be played at 6:30 PM eastern time.
Georgia is coming off an 80-78 road win over Vanderbilt in their last game. Georgia has now won back-to-back games after they had lost four games in a row beforehand. South Carolina is coming off an 86-80 home loss to LSU in their last game. South Carolina has dropped two straight, and they are currently on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. They will need a big home win over Georgia to keep their small hopes alive.
Georgia scores 75.6 points per game on 44.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Georgia’s leading scorer is G Anthony Edwards, who scores 18.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for Georgia is F Rayshaun Hammonds, who earns 7.1 rebounds per game. Georgia allows 74.4 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +1.2 scoring differential so far this season. Georgia also earns 38.1 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 7.5 steals per game as a team.
South Carolina scores 71.8 points per game on 43.6 percent field goal shooting this season. South Carolina’s leading scorer is G A.J. Lawson, who scores 13.7 points per game. The leading rebounder for South Carolina is F Maik Kostar, who earns 6.5 rebounds per game. South Carolina allows 67.5 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +4.3 point differential so far this season. South Carolina also earns 37.3 rebounds, 14.0 assists, 4.3 blocks, and 7.9 steals per game as a team.
Georgia is 13-14 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Georgia is also 4-6 against the spread on the road so far this season. South Carolina is 15-12 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. South Carolina is also 7-8 against the spread at home so far this season.
I like Georgia in this matchup, as South Carolina's inconsistencies alarm me quite a bit. Georgia can score in bunches, and I think they can score enough to catch a cover as the road dog.