South Carolina Gamecocks vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina (+5)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (5-12) travel to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Georgia Bulldogs (14-9). South Carolina opens this matchup as 5-point dogs. The total has been set at 159.5.
South Carolina enters this contest with a mark of 5-12 on the season. They are averaging 72.7 pts per game (143rd in college hoops) while connecting on 41.5% from the floor. The Gamecocks are hitting 31.1% on three-point attempts (122 of 392) and 66.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, South Carolina is pulling down 35.9 boards per contest and has accumulated 223 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 250th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.4 fouls every game. Defensively, the Gamecocks are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They surrender 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 321st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (77.8). The Gamecocks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.0% (446 of 970) and they surrender 37.1 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 165th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 250 surrendered this year.
The South Carolina Gamecocks faced off with the Mississippi State Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 69-48 in their last contest. South Carolina wrapped up the game having earned a 29.0% field goal percentage (18 of 62) and converted 4 out of their 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Gamecocks buried 8 of their 11 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected 21 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 21 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to the defense, South Carolina allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 24 out of 51 shooting. Mississippi State earned 16 assists and had 8 steals in the game. On top of that, Mississippi State collected 46 rebounds (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Mississippi State finished the game shooting 77.3% at the free throw line by converting 17 of their 22 shots. They also made 4 of their 12 attempts from distance.
A.J. Lawson is a player who was a contributor for the matchup. He notched 10 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He played 34 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. Lawson ended up shooting 33.3% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Gamecocks was T.J. Moss. He wasn't able to grab a board in his 26 minutes played. He went 28.6% from the field for the contest by connecting on 2-of-7 (7 points). At the conclusion of this game, Moss earned 4 assists.
Georgia has a mark of 14-9 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are shooting 46.2% from the field, which ranks 75th in the nation. Georgia has totaled 1,795 pts on the campaign (78.0 per contest) and they pull in 37.7 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.0 times per game (75th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 16.6 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 18.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.5% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 311th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 77.1. They are forcing 16.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (262nd in D-1). The Georgia defense gives up 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (177 of 536) and their opponents are making 70.9% of their foul shots. They give up 13.4 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per contest, which is 218th and 211th in those categories on the defensive end.
In their last game, the Georgia Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 91-78 against the LSU Tigers. The Bulldogs pulled down 28 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this game. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Tigers were called for 22 fouls for the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 28 shots. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 64.3%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Georgia knocked down 9 of 31 tries (29.0%). In all, the Bulldogs shot 32 out of 69 from the field which had them sitting at 46.4%. The Bulldogs permitted the Tigers to make 27 out of 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.3% in this matchup. They shot 26.7% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 27 from the charity stripe (59.3%). Concerning attacking the glass, Georgia permitted LSU to pull down 37 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Toumani Camara ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs in this game. He made 9 of 12 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and had 10 rebounds. Camara recorded 22 points in his 34 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists. Someone else that was pivotal for Georgia was Tye Fagan. He ended up walking away with no assists in his 27 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 out of 10 from the floor. Fagan ended the game having shot 70.0% from the floor as well as contributing 18 points and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina (+5)
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