Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+5)
Colonial Life Arena is the venue where and the South Carolina Gamecocks (3-5) will play the Georgia Bulldogs (9-5) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has South Carolina as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 159.5.
Georgia enters this game with a mark of 9-5 so far this year. They are averaging 78.9 points per game (57th in the country) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.1% on three-point shots (88 of 274) and 67.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Georgia is pulling in 39.4 boards per game and has earned 219 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 67th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 17.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.6 fouls per game. On defense, the Bulldogs have forced 17.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.1 fouls. The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.0% (394 of 875) and they relinquish 35.9 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 238th in the country in giving up assists with 187 conceded for the season. They are conceding 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 279th in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.1).
The Georgia Bulldogs faced the Florida Gators and ended up losing by a score of 92-84 in their last contest. Georgia walked away from the game having earned a 54.2% field goal percentage (32 of 59) and made 7 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 13 of 24 attempts for a rate of 54.2%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled 25 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 22 assists for this game as well as earning 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Georgia allowed the other team to go 54.2% from the field on 32 of 59 shooting. Florida recorded 14 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Gators pulled down 35 rebounds (13 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Florida finished the game at 64.7% at the charity stripe by making 11 of their 17 tries. They knocked down 7 of 18 shots from long range.
Andrew Garcia is one guy who was a contributor for the game. He totaled 17 points on 8 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 21 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Garcia finished shooting 88.9% from the field and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Bulldogs was K.D. Johnson. He collected 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He went 45.5% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 5-of-11 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Johnson played for 22 min.
South Carolina has a win-loss mark of 3-5 this season. South Carolina has 590 pts this season (73.8 per game) and they average 37.3 boards per contest. The Gamecocks have committed 19.3 fouls per game and they connect on 62.7% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Gamecocks are connecting on 42.2% from the field, which has them ranked 276th in D-1. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per contest (130th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.4 times per game. The Gamecocks defensively are ranked 301st in D-1 in PPG allowed with 76.6. The South Carolina defense surrenders 35.0% on 3-point shots (56 of 160) and their opponents are making 74.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 13.1 dimes and 35.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks 193rd and 172nd in D-1. They are forcing 16.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (293rd in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the South Carolina Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 109-86 when they played the Auburn Tigers. The Gamecocks were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 31 for this contest. They also stuffed 4 shots while recording 9 steals in the game. The Tigers committed 19 fouls in the matchup which got the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 72.4%. Concerning shots from distance, South Carolina made 9 of their 24 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Gamecocks went 28 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.2%. The Gamecocks allowed the Tigers to make 40 of 77 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.9% in the matchup. They shot 51.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 14 out of 27 and finished the game at 15 out of 16 at the free throw line (93.8%). In the matter of how they rebounded, South Carolina allowed Auburn to snag 39 overall (13 offensive).
Keyshawn Bryant ended up being a major contributor for the Gamecocks for the matchup. He converted 9 of 17 in this game for a rate of 52.9%, which gave him 24 points. Bryant pulled down 5 boards in his 28 minutes and had 2 dimes for the contest. One more player who came through for South Carolina was A.J. Lawson. He notched 23 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 of 10 shooting in the game. Lawson walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia (+5)
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