Georgia vs. Arkansas - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia vs. Arkansas - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas Razorbacks (18-10) at Georgia Bulldogs (14-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)

The Line: Georgia Bulldogs PK -- Over/Under: 146.5

TV: SEC Network

The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Georgia Bulldogs meet in SEC college basketball action from the Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday evening.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will try to get out of the bottom half of the SEC, sitting at 6-9 in conference play after an 86-69 win over Tennessee last time out. Mason Jones leads Arkansas with an average of 21.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 3.4 APG this season. Isaiah Joe has 16.5 PPG in 22 games and Jimmy Whitt Jr. has 14.1 PPG. Desi Sills is 4th in scoring for the Hogs with 10.1 PPG this season. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 74.4 points on 43.9% shooting from the field, 32.3% from 3-point range and 73.1% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.5 points on 42.1% shooting from the floor and 25.4% from 3-point range this season. Arkansas is 4-6 straight up and 4-6 against the spread on the road this season.

The Georgia Bulldogs will try to get some space near the bottom of the SEC, sitting in a tie at 4-11 in conference play after a 94-90 loss to South Carolina in their last outing. Anthony Edwards leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 19.5 PPG while Rayshaun Hammonds is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 12.4 PPG and 7.1 RPG and Sahvir Wheeler has 8.8 PPG as well as a team-high 4.5 APG this season. As a team, Georgia is averaging 76.1 points on 44.7% shooting from the field, 30% from 3-point range and 70.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 75.1 points on 44.9% shooting from the field and 32% from 3-point range this season. Georgia is 11-4 straight up and 8-7 against the spread at home this season.

Head-to-head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

The home team’s had a lot of recent success between the two sides, and Georgia’s done their best work at home this season so the Bulldogs could be a logical pick in this pick ‘em scenario. However, while the Razorbacks have struggled, I think side-by-side, Arkansas is the better team and the Hogs just have more scoring depth than Georgia does. I think that could be a key factor as the game plays on, so I’ll back Arkansas for a semi-rare road win in this spot.

Chris’s Pick Arkansas PK

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.