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Georgia favored by -6.5 against South Carolina on Wednesday

South Carolina GamecocksGeorgia Bulldogs
7-10January 22, 2014, 08:00 | Stegeman Coliseum9-7

The Georgia Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the visiting South Carolina Gamecocks Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Gamecocks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 8-6 ATS. South Carolina is 6-7-1 against the total, while Georgia is 4-10 versus the number.

View South Carolina Gamecocks vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Georgia sat as -6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 187 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 111.

South Carolina was a 75-74 loser in its last match at home against Mississippi. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Sindarius Thornwell poured in 24 points and added 11 rebounds in a losing cause for South Carolina on Saturday, as the Rebels rolled to a 75-74 victory over South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena.

Georgia was a 66-61 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Kenny Gaines scored 15 points leading the Bulldogs to a 66-61 victory over Arkansas at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 141 in NCAA hoops at 35.71 per game. Contrast that with Georgia’s No. 62 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia is the No. 247-ranked team in the country at 4.06 per game, while South Carolina rates No. 210 at 5 per game.

Next up:
South Carolina at Missouri, Saturday, January 25th
Georgia at Kentucky, Saturday, January 25th