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Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/8/14

Georgia Bulldogs (6-6) at Missouri Tigers (12-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)

The Line: Missouri Tigers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Missouri Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Wednesday as thy open their SEC college basketball schedules.

The Missouri Tigers are 12-1 on the season and they are ranked 21st in the nation. Mizzou is 8-0 at home this season and have played the 119th ranked schedule in the nation. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19.3 points per game to lead the Tigers. Jabari Brown is averaging 18.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, Earnest Ross is averaging 14 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 6.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 76.2 points and they are shooting 48.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Missouri as the best record of any SEC team heading into conference play.

Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/8/14

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The Georgia Bulldogs have lost their last two games and are .500 heading into SEC play. UGA has played the 254th ranked schedule and have lost their only game against a ranked team. Charles Mann is averaging 13 points to lead the Bulldogs. Kenny Gaines is averaging 11.5 points, Nemanja Djursic is averaging 10.8 points, and Marcus Thornton is averaging 6.7 points. Georgia is averaging 71.8 points and they ae shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Georgia has the second worst record in the SEC.

Missouri is 7-2-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread and 0-4 against the spread. Georgia is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 road games, 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

Missouri should run Georgia out of the gym in this one. 

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