Georgia vs. Missouri Prediction
With the return of Michael Porter Jr., will the Missouri Tigers knock off the Georgia Bulldogs today at 3:00 p.m. ET in the SEC tournament?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Missouri. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Tigers are 4-point favorites to knock off the Bulldogs, who also opened as 4-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 130 points after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: Missouri. As of Thursday afternoon, 69% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Tigers to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 67% of betting tickets are on the over.
Who We Like: Porter Jr. was drawing comparisons to Kevin Durant preseason. He played roughly two minutes for the Tigers before deciding to have surgery on his back and missed the rest of the regular season. With him back, a gritty Mizzou team gets a major talent boost and even if Porter Jr. only plays 20-25 minutes, he will make an impact. He’s too good. The price is right on the Tigers, who should cover the spread against the Bulldogs (1-5 against the spread in their last six games coming off a win).
SEC TOURNAMENT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MISSOURI TIGERS -4