Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
The South Carolina Gamecocks (10-20) will play the Georgia Bulldogs (16-14) at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday.
The Georgia Bulldogs took the court against Florida and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-67 in their last contest. Georgia finished having earned a 33.3% FG percentage (21 of 63) and converted 4 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 21 of their 29 shots for a rate of 72.4%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned a total of 32 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 dimes in this game in addition to creating 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning defending, Georgia let their opponent shoot 53.7% from the floor on 29 of 54 shooting. Florida dished out 15 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, Florida pulled down 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Florida shot 60.0% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 20 shots. They knocked down 7 out of their 19 tries from three-point range. In reference to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up walking away with 20 and Florida totaled 24 fouls.
Kario Oquendo is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up shooting 31.3% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He played 38 minutes played but wasn't able to snag any boards. He accounted for 20 points on 5 of 16 shooting.
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Georgia heads into this contest with a mark of 16-14 so far this season. They are averaging 69.0 points per outing (253rd in the nation) while shooting 41.2% from the field. The Bulldogs are hitting 32.0% on three-point shots (204 of 638) and 71.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Georgia is pulling in 36.2 boards per game and has earned 341 assists on the year, which is 312th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.7 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are able to force 11.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They surrender 32.6% from 3-point land and they rank 240th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.9). The Bulldogs defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (797 of 1,794) and they surrender 35.3 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 320th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 447 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the South Carolina Gamecocks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-68 when they played Mississippi State. The Gamecocks earned 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for the matchup. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 2 steals for the matchup. Mississippi State was called for 13 personal fouls in this game which took the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 94.1%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, South Carolina converted 6 out of 20 tries (30.0%). When all was said and done, the Gamecocks finished 23 for 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2%. The Gamecocks permitted Mississippi State to bury 26 of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0% in this contest. They went 21.4% from distance by shooting 3 out of 14 and finished the contest at 19 out of 24 at the charity stripe (79.2%). When it comes to how they rebounded, South Carolina allowed Mississippi State to collect 27 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Gregory "GG" Jackson II pitched in for the Gamecocks for the matchup. He earned 22 points in his 33 minutes on the court and tallied 2 assists in this game. He made 5 out of 12 for this contest for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and had 8 rebounds.
South Carolina has a record of 10-20 for the campaign. The Gamecocks are committing 16.3 fouls every game and they go 66.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.0 times per game (329th in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.2 times per game. South Carolina has scored 1,937 pts for the year (64.6 per game) and they pull down 34.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Gamecocks are shooting 40.3% from the floor, which is ranked 348th in college basketball.
The South Carolina defense surrenders 34.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (214 of 629) and opponents are converting on 66.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 15.0 assists and 35.2 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 335th and 256th in Division 1. The Gamecocks on the defensive side of the court are 281st in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 73.4. They have forced 10.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (341st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia
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