Georgia vs. Tennessee - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (19-6) at Georgia Bulldogs (14-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday, the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs will be meeting up on the college basketball circuit.
Tennessee comes in here at 19-6 on the season. The Volunteers have won seven of their last eight games, and took out South Carolina on Tuesday. In that game, Tennessee forward Grant Williams put up 22 points.
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Williams also leads the Volunteers in scoring on the season with 16.2 PPG and 6.0 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for Tennessee are Admiral Schofield (12.3 PPG; 6.2 RPG) and Lamonte Turner (10.6 PPG).
Over on the Georgia side, they’re sitting at 14-11 on the season. The Bulldogs had lost six of seven games, but managed an OT win over Florida their last time out. In that one, Georgia forward Yante Maten logged 23 points.
Maten is also the leading scorer for Georgia on the season with 19.5 PPG and a team-high 8.7 PPG. He’s the only Bulldogs player in double-digits this year, but William Jackson and Juwan Parker each have 8.8 PPG.
Tennessee is 7-1 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Volunteers are also 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in the last five following a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the SEC and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 following a straight-up win. Georgia is also 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games and the under is 8-0 in their last eight Saturday games.
Aside from a limp 50-point outing in Alabama, Tennessee has been rolling pretty well lately, with at least 70 points in three of their last five games. The Volunteers are prone to scoring lapses at times, but I don’t think Georgia will do much to discourage their offense. I’ll take Tennessee for the cover here.