Georgia at South Carolina College Basketball Game Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The Georgia Bulldogs head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 5.5 point favorites.
Georgia heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-19. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 74.2 per game. South Carolina has an overall record of 15-15. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 73.2, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 17-13-0 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 13-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 13-16-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 18-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
03/08/19 F Rayshaun Hammonds Knee is questionable Saturday vs South Carolina
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/19/18 G T.J. Moss Ankle is out for season
11/06/18 G Jermaine Cousinard Academics is out indefinitely
03/01/19 G A.J. Lawson Ankle is out indefinitely
02/01/19 F Justin Minaya Knee is out for season
01/13/19 F Jason Cudd Knee is out for season
Nicolas Claxton comes into this game averaging 13.0 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 66%. Rayshaun Hammonds averages 12.1 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Chris Silva scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Hassani Gravett averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia averages 72.2 points per contest, which is 188th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 161st. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 249th in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 15.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74.2 points per contest, which is 250th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 123rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 174th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 156th in the nation with 73.2 points per contest this season. They are 275th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 77th in the NCAA. They are 136th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 206th in assists per game with 13.1. The Gamecocks are 120th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Gamecocks give up 73.2 points per game, which ranks them 232nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 108th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 121st with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 276th with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 289th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.5. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 195th. As a team they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 230th in Division 1. Georgia is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 191st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 222nd in the country in offensive rating with 101.9. In terms of pace they are 78th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 279th. As a team they are 289th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 281st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia +5.5
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