Georgia vs. Kentucky Pick
Will No. 8 Kentucky have any trouble when it takes on Georgia today at 1PM ET in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is the clear favorite today, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Bulldogs. The over/under total for the game is listed at 148.5 points. Kentucky won both meetings with Georgia this season, but the Bulldogs covered the spread in both games. Today’s game will be held from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Georgia is coming off a 59-57 win over Tennessee on Thursday night to reach this game. The Bulldogs have won four of their last five games to get to 19-13 on the season. Georgia is 15-13 against the spread this season, but an impressive 12-3 ATS away from home. The Bulldogs are averaging 71.6 points per game on offense while allowing 70.1 on defense. J.J. Frazier and Yante Maten are each scoring 18.7 points per game to lead Georgia this season.
Kentucky is the top seed in this tournament after going 26-5 on the season and 16-2 in the SEC. The Wildcats have won eight straight entering this weekend, but are just 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. UK is now 16-15 against the spread on the season. The Cats are averaging 86.8 points per game on offense while allowing 72.1 on defense. Malik Monk is averaging 21.2 points per game to lead the team while De’Aaron Fox is adding 15.5 points and 5 assists per contest.
Kentucky is a team that tends to play to the level of its competition and Georgia is a fine example. The Bulldogs have played Kentucky very tough, going to OT in Lexington while losing by just five in Athens. Georgia has the talent to compete with the Wildcats and the Bulldogs should be motivated to finally break through on their third try. A win today would go a long way for Georgia, so expect it to compete.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGIA +9.5