Kentucky vs. Georgia Prediction
Can No. 12 Kentucky earn a comfortable road win tonight when the Wildcats take on Georgia at 7PM ET?
611 Kentucky vs. 612 Georgia
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
7PM ET – Stegeman Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Kentucky is favored on the road, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -7.5 points against Georgia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 147.5 points. The public betting currently has 73 percent going on Kentucky on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wildcats struggling to cover
Kentucky is coming off back-to-back wins over Vanderbilt and Texas A&M, but the Wildcats have failed to cover the spread in three straight. Kentucky is 12-3 on the season, 2-1 in the SEC, 1-1 on the road, 6-9 against the spread and 8-7 with the under.
The Wildcats are putting up 80.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. Defensively, Kentucky is giving up 68.7 points per game, but is allowing opponents to shoot 38 percent from the arc. Keldon Johnson is putting up 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game to lead the team while Reid Travis is adding 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
Bulldogs steady at home
Georgia has dropped two of its last three, but both losses came on the road against Tennessee and Auburn. The Bulldogs are now 9-6 overall, 1-2 in the SEC, 7-1 at home, 10-5 against the spread and 8-7 with the under.
The Bulldogs are putting up 77.3 points per game on offense while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Defensively, Georgia is giving up 73.2 points per game, but limiting opponents to just 39.4 percent shooting. Rayshaun Hammonds is leading the team with 13.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while Nicolas Claxton is adding 12.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five trips to Georgia.
The Bulldogs have covered the spread in six straight home games and in seven of their last nine following a loss.
Kentucky has won its last 10 with Georgia, but the Bulldogs have kept the games relatively close. The Wildcats are just 2-3 against the spread on the road this season while Georgia is 7-1 ATS at home. Their last road game was a loss at Alabama where they struggled with their shooting. The Bulldogs have a defense that makes it challenging to get high-percentage shots. I think Georgia can keep this game close.
College Basketball Prediction: Georgia +7.5