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SEC Tournament - Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks College Basketball Betting Preview

The Georgia Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Gamecocks in South Carolina at Bridgestone Arena on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The South Carolina Gamecocks were listed as -2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Georgia Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

South Carolina Gamecocks battles the Georgia Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 18-12 mark (17-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 13-15 for the South Carolina Gamecocks and 17-13 for the Georgia Bulldogs.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the South Carolina Gamecocks rated this week at No. 157 and the Georgia Bulldogs sitting at No. 165.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Carolina has the nation's No. 82-rated offensive output, at 76.29 PPG. The visiting Georgia Bulldogs defense ranks No. 82 allowing on average 68.37 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 42.84% so far, more than the South Carolina Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.92% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 28 points from J.J. Frazier as Georgia ran past Mississippi State 79-69 on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.

Arkansas was victimized for 22 points and 22 rebounds by Sindarius Thornwell as the Gamecocks bested the Razorbacks 76-61 in college basketball action on Saturday.