Georgia vs. Alabama - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (9-5) at Georgia Bulldogs (10-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Before they meet on the football field, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs will be meeting on the college basketball court Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.
Alabama comes into this game with a 9-5 record so far. The Tide have lost every other game since late November, and their latest defeat came against Vanderbilt on Tuesday. In that one, Alabama guard Collin Sexton put up 24 points.
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Sexton is the top Crimson Tide scorer with 20.4 PPG, and John Petty is second on 12.5 PPG. Also averaging in double-figures for Alabama are Donta Hall (11.7 PPG; 7.3 RPG) and Dazon Ingram (11.1 PPG; 6.6 RPG).
Over on the Georgia side, they’re sitting at 10-3 on the year. The Bulldogs have won three of their last four games versus Georgia Tech, Temple and Ole Miss. In that one, Georgia’s Juwan Parker put up 18 points.
On the season, Yante Maten leads Georgia on 19.5 PPG and 9.3 RPG. The only other Bulldogs player in double-figures this season is William Jackson with 10.8 PPG, but Parker isn’t too far off the pace on 8.0 PPG.
Alabama is 5-0 ATS in their last five versus the SEC and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. The Tide are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Georgia is also 4-1 ATS int heir last five following an ATS win and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 following a straight-up win.
Alabama hasn’t exactly been reliable lately, but they do have some solid scorers on the roster this year. Still, it’s tough to see them fall to teams like UCF and Vanderbilt when the Tide should be winning those games. The Bulldogs have had some head-scratching losses this year, but on the whole have been competitive across the board. I’ll take Georgia for the cover here.