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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14

Georgia Bulldogs (10-7) at Kentucky Wildcats (14-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Rupp Arena)

The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -14 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds

TV: MSG2, ESPN Full Court

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday at Rupp Arena in SEC college basketball action.

The Kentucky Wildcats have won four of their last five games and they are tied for second place in the SEC. UK is 12-0 at home this season and they have played the sixth ranked schedule in the nation. Julius Randle leads the Wildcats averaging 16.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. James Young is averaging 14.3 points, Aaron Harrison is averaging 13.7 points, and Andrew Harrison is averaging 11.3 points. Kentucky is averaging 79.7 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents shoot 38.9 percent. Kentucky is ranked 14th in the nation and is improving as the season goes on.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-1 in the SEC this season with their lone loss coming at Florida. Georgia is 1-6 away from home and they have played the 116th ranked schedule in the country. Charles Mann is averaging 13.1 points to lead the Dawgs. Kenny Gaines is averaging 12 points, Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 10.5 points, and Brandon Morris is averaging 9.0 points. Georgia is averaging 71.2 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Georgia is clearly playing at the top of their game.

Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 3-1-1 against the spread following a win, and 8-18-1 against the spread against the SEC. Georgia is 17-4 against the spread against the SEC, 21-8 against the spread in their last 29 games, and 11-4 against the spread following a win. The Road team has covered the point spread in nine of the last 12 meetings of these two.

The total is set at 139 which looks about right so my free pick is a lean to the over. My stronger pick 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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