Georgia Bulldogs vs. Murray State Racers - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (2-0) at Georgia Bulldogs (0-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network +
The Murray State Racers will travel to play the Georgia Bulldogs in a non-conference battle.
The Georgia Bulldogs are 0-1 and are coming off of a loss against Chattanooga by a score of 92-90 in overtime. Georgia was down 8 at the half and stormed back to force overtime, before falling short in the extra period. J.J. Frazier led the way for Georgia with 22 points and 8 assists. Yante Maten also added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Georgia. Georgia was out rebounded by a total of 37-36 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Georgia is shooting 62.2% on free throws, 50% on three-pointers, and 54.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Murray State Racers are 2-0 and are coming off of a win against Middle Tennessee by a score of 76-65. Murray State was able to control this game for the most part as they were up 7 at the half and was able to build their lead to double digits in the second half. Jeffery Moss led Murray State with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Wayne Langston also added 15 points in this one. Murray State was out rebounded in this game by a total of 37-35 and had 18 assists. Murray State is averaging 90.5 points per game while giving up 60 points per game. Murray State also averages 28 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game. Wayne Langston and Damarcus Croaker lead Murray State with 15.5 points per game, while Croaker leads them in rebounding with 5.5 rebounds per game. Murray State is shooting 76.5% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 52% on all field goal attempts.
Murray State is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Murray State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against the SEC. The over is 4-1 in Murray State’s last 5 non-conference games. Georgia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Georgia’s last 5 home games.
Georgia started the season in disappointing fashion, but I think they will bounce back and give a good performance in this one. Georgia will have the advantage by playing at home, but Murray State will be playing with plenty of confidence. I think Georgia wins this game, but I think Murray State will keep it close.