Georgia vs. Missouri - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (20-11) at Georgia Bulldogs (17-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs meet Thursday in the college basketball SEC Tournament at the Scottrade Center.
The Missouri Tigers head into this tournament after splitting their last six games. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 73.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Kassius Robertson is averaging 16.5 points and 2.4 assists while Jordan Barnett is averaging 14.1 points and six rebounds. Kevin Puryear is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Jeremiah Tilmon is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have split their last four neutral site games.
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The Georgia Bulldogs look for another victory after beating Vanderbilt on Wednesday. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 68.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Yante Maten is averaging 19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while William Jackson II is averaging 8.7 points and 3.8 assists. Juwan Parker is dishing 1.3 assists and Derek Ogbeide is grabbing six rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game. The Georgia Bulldogs have won two of their last three neutral site games.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Missouri Tigers are going to be a dangerous team in this tournament now that they have the return of Porter, one of the best players in the country who has missed most of this season. Assuming Porter can give Missouri a boost and play at least 20 minutes without issues, the Tigers are going to be a tough out. The Missouri Tigers dominated Georgia in the last meeting. I'll eat the reasonable number.