Georgia vs. Missouri Prediction
Which SEC team will pick up a needed tonight when Missouri faces off with Georgia at 7PM ET in the opening round of the SEC Tournament?
655 Georgia vs. Missouri
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Missouri is the slight favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -4 points against Georgia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 129.5 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Missouri as the favorite. 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.
Georgia is the 13 seed in the SEC Tournament this weekend. The Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back losses to Missouri and South Carolina where they were held to under 50 points in both games. Georgia is 11-20 on the season, 2-16 in the SEC, 1-2 on a neutral floor, 17-14 against the spread and 18-13 with the under.
The Bulldogs are putting up 71.4 points per game on offense this season while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Defensively, Georgia is giving up 74 points per game while holding opponents to 42.6 percent shooting. The team recently lost Rayshaun Hammonds to injury. He was averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Nicolas Claxton is leading the team right now with 13.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Missouri covering lately
Missouri is coming off a 73-68 loss at home to Ole Miss this weekend, snapping a brief 2-game win streak. However, the Tigers have covered the spread in four of their last six. They are the 12 seed this week as they are 14-16 on the season, 5-13 in SEC play, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 14-15-1 against the spread and 15-14 with the under.
The Tigers have a respectable defense that is allowing just 67.5 points per game while holding opponents to 43 percent shooting. Offensively, Missouri has struggled this season. The Tigers average just 66.9 points per game while shooting 43 percent as a team. Jordan Geist is leading the team with 14 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Jeremiah Tilmon is adding 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven SEC games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss.
Missouri is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five following a loss.
Missouri dominated Georgia just a week ago, 64-39 at Georgia. The Bulldogs made just 13 field goals for the game. Missouri’s defense is going to give Georgia plenty of problems, as the Bulldogs are without one of their leading scorers due to injury. While Missouri isn’t a great offensive team, its defense should be able to hold this mess of a Georgia team in check.
College Basketball Prediction: Missouri -4