Georgia Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/18/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (12-4) at Georgia Bulldogs (8-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs +3.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Georgia Bulldogs and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Georgia Bulldogs were off to a 2-0 start in SEC play until they ran into Florida as they were blown out on Tuesday. Georgia is 8-7 on the season and 7-1 at home thus far and are 1-4 against teams with a RPI of 100 or better. Charles Mann leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.6 points per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 11.7 points, Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 10.1 points, and Marcus Thornton is averaging 7.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. Georgia is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Georgia has shown they have the ability to step it up on any given night.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming off of their first SEC win of the season knocking off Kentucky in overtime. Arkansas is 2-3 away from home this season and they have played the 99th ranked schedule. Michael Qualls is averaging 13 points and 5.0 rebounds to lead the Hogs. Bobby Portis is averaging 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 11.7 points, and Alandise Harris is averaging 10.5 points. Arkansas is averaging 84.7 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Arkansas is 3-3 against teams with a RPI of 50 or better.
Georgia is 19-8 against the spread in their last 27 games, 9-4 against the spread following a loss, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Arkansas is 16-33 against the spread following a win, 21-51 against the spread in their last 72 road games, and 8-24 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
THe total is set at 145.5 and the only way I see it going over is overtime and I am betting against that. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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