Kentucky vs. Georgia - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (19-12) at Kentucky Wildcats (24-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -11 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball tournament semifinal action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 24-8 this season and they advanced to this game by pounding Alabama on Friday. Kentucky is averaging 79.2 points per game and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Jamal Murray leads the Wildcats averaging 20 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.6 points and 7.4 assists, Alex Poythress is averaging 10 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kentucky is 14-5 in the SEC and 3-1 in neutral site games.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are 19-12 this season and they advanced to this game beating South Carolina on Friday. Georgia is averaging 69.8 points per game and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. J.J. Frazier leads UGA averaging 16.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Yante Maten is averaging 16 points and 8.0 rebounds, Kenny Gaines is averaging 12.9 points, and Charles Mann is averaging 10.5 points. Georgia is 12-8 against the SEC and 2-0 in neutral site games.
Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Georgia is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread following a win, and 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread.
Kentucky really pummeled Georgia last time out and while I see this one being closer, it should be right around the number and while I don't love the game I will take the points with Georgia.