Wildcats vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The 14th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats are on the road tonight in Southeastern Conference action at the Georgia Bulldogs. Is Georgia a smart underdog play on its home court?
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Stegeman Coliseum at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 140 points. As of Tuesday morning, 72 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Wildcats get past Tigers
Kentucky earned a 71-59 home victory Saturday over Missouri to move to 10-3 overall and 1-0 in SEC action. The Wildcats outscored the Tigers 40-33 in the second half to pull away. Immanuel Quickley led Kentucky with 23 points off the bench on 5-of-9 shooting iincluding 4-of-8 from 3-point range plus 9-of-9 at the free throw line. He also contributed three rebounds. Nick Richards added 21 points to go with 12 boards and four blocked shots.
Bulldogs upset Tigers
Georgia secured a 65-62 victory Saturday afternoon at Memphis to impove to 10-3 overall and 2-1 on the road. The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 28-25 in the second half after the game went into halftime tied. Rayshaun Hammonds paced Georgia with 15 points on 7-of-18 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also registered 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists. Anthony Edwards accounted for 13 points, five boards and four dimes. Donnell Gresham Jr. tallied 12 points, eight caroms and three assists. Sahvir Wheeler added 10 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two steals off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last six Tuesday games. The road team is 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog. Georgia is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following a straight up win.
The Bulldogs are coming off a huge road win, but I'm still not sure if they should be fully trusted. The victory at Memphis comes against a team probably not as good as its ranking suggested, while there is some youth on Georgia that is going to have its fair share of growing pains. Considering this Kentucky squad looks like it is coming into its own, I feel more comfortable taking the ranked team and small favorites to get the job done.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KENTUCKY BULLDOGS -2.5