Georgia vs. Kentucky Pick
Will No. 16 Kentucky open up SEC play today with a big win over Georgia when the two meet at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is the favorite in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -10 points against Georgia. The over/under total for the game is listed at 147 points. Today’s contest takes place from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky and will air live on ESPN.
Georgia has won two straight coming into tonight’s game, including an 84-66 win over Temple last week. The Bulldogs are now 9-2 overall and 4-4 against the spread this season. UGA has also covered in its last two games. The Bulldogs are averaging 74.7 points per game on offense while giving up 67.5 per contest on defense. Yante Maten is leading the team with 20.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while William Jackson II is adding 12.1 points and 4.1 assists per contest.
Kentucky is coming off a big 90-61 win over Louisville on Friday to bounce back from the loss to UCLA last weekend. The Wildcats are now 10-2 overall while posting a 6-6 record against the spread. Kentucky has covered in five of its last seven games. UK is averaging 81.5 points per game on offense this year while giving up 69.7 per contest on defense. The Wildcats are being led by Hamidou Diallo, who is averaging 15.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Kevin Knox is adding 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Kentucky has won nine straight meetings with Georgia, but the Bulldogs have covered the spread in two of their last three. Georgia has a great player in Maten, who can take over a game. However, he doesn’t have a great supporting cast around him and I think that will be the issue of the game. Kentucky should have the depth to run past the Bulldogs and pick up a big win. The public betting is siding with Kentucky as well today.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: KENTUCKY -10