The Gamecocks and Bulldogs are set to face off at 1:00 ET on SECN. The Bulldogs will host the game at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA. The over/under for this Southeastern conference contest is set at 139 points, with Georgia being favored by -1.5 at home against South Carolina.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS VS GEORGIA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgia Bulldogs -1.5

This game will be played at Stegeman Coliseum at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Georgia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Gamecocks Defense Show Up on the Road?

South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 18-3 and a four-game winning streak. They are 6-2 in Southeastern Conference play compared to 12-1 in non-conference games. On the road, the Gamecocks are 5-2 this season, and they have won their last three games away from home.

So far this season, South Carolina has been the underdog in nine of their 21 games, and they have a record of 7-2 in those matchups. They were favored in 12 games and went 11-1.

South Carolina has been one of the best teams in the country against the spread this season, going 16-5 overall. Their road ATS mark is 6-1, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games as the underdog. In their last three road games, the Gamecocks are 3-0 vs. the spread.

South Carolina’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-11, and today’s line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (140.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, which is lower than the season average (136.9).

The South Carolina offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. Tennessee. Overall their field goal percentage was 33.9% while connecting on 10 threes. Offensively, the Gamecocks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 269th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 171st in terms of percentage and 81st in three-pointers made.

South Carolina’s defense has been playing well, ranking 21st nationally, with 64.2 points allowed per game. South Carolina’s three-point defense is currently 46th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. South Carolina.

Do the Bulldogs Stand a Chance at Home?

Georgia comes into this game as 1.5-point favorites, and they have been outstanding in this role, going 11-0. Overall, the Bulldogs are 14-7, including a 4-3 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

At home this season, Georgia is 11-3, and they have been dominant with an average scoring margin of +6.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulldogs are 8-2.

As the favorite this season, Georgia has gone 6-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-6-1. The Bulldogs’ last 10 ATS mark as the favorite is 5-4-1, while their last 10 home ATS record is also 5-4-1. Over their last three home games, Georgia is 1-2 vs. the spread.

Georgia has an over/under record of 9-11 this season and the average scoring total in their games is 148.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (149.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Georgia offense ended with 76 points against Alabama. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.3% and made 7 threes. RJ Melendez led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Noah Thomasson chipped in with 15 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Georgia defense is giving up an average of 73.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. South Carolina. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.