Vanderbilt vs. Georgia - 2/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (13-9) at Vanderbilt Commodores (8-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Memorial Gymnasium-TN)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -3.5 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds
We have some SEC action on the college basketball schedule on Wednesday night, as the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.
The Georgia Bulldogs will look to rebound after losing 6 of their last 8 games following a 72-57 loss to Mississippi State in their last outing. Yante Maten and Tyree Crump tied for the team lead in scoring with 13 points as Maten added a team-high 7 rebounds and Crump shot 4 of 9 with 3 triples for UGA. Paps Diatta hit all 4 of his 3-point attempts for 12 points in just 18 minutes to round out the trio of double digit scorers for Georgia in the loss, while William Jackson II added a team-high 7 assists for the Bulldogs. Maten leads Georgia with an average of 19.3 points and 9 rebounds per game while Jackson II is UGA’s assist leader with 3.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgia is scoring 68.9 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field, 32.2% from behind the arc and 71.8% from the foul line this season.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores will look to rebound from back-to-back losses and defeats in 7 of their last 9 to get out of the basement in the SEC standings following a 93-81 loss to Auburn in their last outing. Jeff Roberson led Vandy with 30 points on 10 of 17 shooting with 5 triples, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the double-double. Riley Lachance and Maxwell Evans tied for 2nd with 13 points apiece, with LaChance adding a team-high 6 assists while Evans shot 4 of 5 from the floor with a pair of triples. Saben Lee added 10 points to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for Vanderbilt in the losing effort. Roberson leads Vanderbilt with an average of 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Lee leads the Commodores with 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Vanderbilt is scoring 72.2 points per game on 43.3% shooting from the field, 33.2% from behind the arc and 73.2% from the foul line this season.
Georgia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference matchups and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. Vanderbilt is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt has done a good job rebounding from their dreadful start to the year ATS, now it’s time to see if they can do it as a favorite at home. The problem is that the ‘Dores haven’t been able to do much of anything at home this season, and while Georgia isn’t a world-beater by any means, UGA has enough going for them to make life difficult for Vandy in this one, so I’ll take the points with Georgia in a game that I think the Bulldogs should win outright.