Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 1/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
The Georgia Bulldogs (5-13) are hitting the road to Colonial Life Arena on Saturday where they will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (10-7).
The Georgia Bulldogs faced Auburn and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-60 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up walking away with 12 while Auburn accounted for 18 fouls. They also converted 10 of their 36 attempts from 3-point range. Auburn finished the contest at 77.8% from the charity stripe by making 7 of 9 attempts. In addition, Auburn snagged 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Auburn recorded 20 assists and had 11 steals in this game. With regard to the defense, Georgia allowed the other team to go 45.8% from the field on 33 of 72 shooting. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to rebounding, they earned 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Georgia finished the contest with a 42.0% FG percentage (21 out of 50) and converted 5 of their 13 three-point shots.
Christian Wright is one player who was important for the contest. He accounted for 16 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and collected 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Georgia will play this game with a record of 5-13 for the year. They average 70.2 pts per contest (222nd in Division 1) while shooting 44.3% from the field. The Bulldogs are hitting 32.1% from downtown (118 of 368) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Georgia is pulling down 34.8 boards per game and is sitting with 248 dimes so far this year, which ranks 109th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a unit they commit 14.3 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Bulldogs have forced 10.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 personal fouls. They are 354th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 290 conceded this year. The Bulldogs are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (517 of 1,120) and they surrender 34.1 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 33.2% on 3-point shots and they are 319th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (75.5).
The last time they took the court, the South Carolina Gamecocks took a defeat with a final score of 75-59 when they faced Arkansas. The Gamecocks corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 34 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. Arkansas committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a rate of 50.0%. When it comes to three-point shots, South Carolina knocked down 7 of 23 attempts (30.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Gamecocks ended up shooting 20 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.9%. The Gamecocks allowed Arkansas to bury 24 of 59 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 40.7% in this contest. They went 0.0% from 3-point land by going 0 out of 11 and ended up shooting 27 out of 33 from the free throw line (81.8%). In reference to attacking the glass, South Carolina permitted Arkansas to pull down 41 overall (14 offensive).
Devin Carter ended up being a major contributor for the Gamecocks in the matchup. He earned 20 points in his 31 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in the game. He made 6 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 42.9%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
South Carolina has a win-loss mark of 10-7 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Gamecocks are hitting on 42.7% from the floor, which ranks 252nd in the nation. South Carolina has accounted for 1,210 pts on the year (71.2 per contest) and they average 39.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per game (192nd in the country) and they are giving up possession 15.9 times per game. The Gamecocks are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls every game while shooting 63.4% from the charity stripe.
The Gamecocks are ranked 162nd in the country in points given up per game with 68.0. They are able to force 15.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the floor (41st in the country). The South Carolina defense allows 31.5% on 3-point shots (113 of 359) and their opponents are knocking down 67.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 12.0 dimes and 35.9 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 139th and 251st in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Carolina
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