Kentucky vs. Georgia - 2/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (14-6) at Kentucky Wildcats (21-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Tuesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 21-0 this season and they are 10 more wins away from completing a perfect regular season. Kentucky is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 50.7 points and their opponents are shooting 32.6 percent. Aaron Harrison leads UK averaging 11.5 points per game. Devin Booker is averaging 10.7 points, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 8.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Kentucky is 14-0 at home and 8-0 in the SEC.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are 14-6 this season and are coming off of a loss to South Carolina that ended a four game winning streak. Georgia is averaging 71.2 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Marcus Thornton leads UGA averaging 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 11.7 points, Charles Mann is averaging 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds, and J.J. Frazier is averaging 11 points. Georgia is 4-3 on the road and 5-3 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against Georgia and 20 of Kentucky’s last 26 home games have stayed under the total. Georgia is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 15-5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The hoe team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is a big number but Georgia simply didn’t hold up on the road at South Carolina last time out and this one is just a lot tougher so I will lay the points with Kentucky here.