Georgia vs. Kentucky Pick
After a loss to Kansas, will No. 8 Kentucky bounce back in a big way when it faces Georgia tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is favored at home, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -16.5 points against Georgia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 155 points. Kentucky has won six straight in this series, going 4-2 against the spread during the win streak.
Kentucky has now lost two straight with an 82-80 loss at Tennessee followed by a 79-73 loss at home to Kansas. The Wildcats are now 17-4 overall and 7-1 in the SEC. The Wildcats are now 1-5 against the spread in their last six and now 12-9 against the spread on the season. For the year, Kentucky averages 91.3 points per game on offense while allowing 72.9 on defense. Malik Monk is averaging 21.7 points per game to lead Kentucky while De’Aaron Fox is adding 15.9 points and 5.7 assists per game.
Georgia is coming off a 59-57 win at home over Texas. The Bulldogs are now 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the SEC. Georgia has failed to cover in its last two games to drop to 9-8 against the spread on the season. Georgia averages just 71.2 points per game this season while holding defenses to 67.4 per game. Yante Maten is leading the team with 19.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. J.J. Frazier is adding 15.5 points and 4.2 assists per contest.
You’d expect Kentucky to come back ready to roll and beat up on this Georgia team, but the Bulldogs have been a formidable opponent on the road. UGA is 7-2 against the spread on the road this season and they have covered in four straight road games. Yante Maten is playing at a high level right now and he should be able to lead the Bulldogs to cover this lofty spread.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGIA +16.5