Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) at LSU Tigers (6-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 158 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Georgia Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers meet in SEC college basketball action from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday night.
The Georgia Bulldogs come into this game will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season following an 83-73 loss to Mississippi State last time out. Toumani Camara leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with an average of 14.3 PPG and 8.7 RPG while Sahvir Wheeler is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 12.8 PPG and 7.5 APG. Justin Kier and Tye Fagan each have 10.9 PPG with Kier logging 4.6 RPG and 4.1 APG while Fagan has 5.5 RPG this season. P.J. Horne and Andrew Garcia each have 10+ PPG this season as well. As a team, Georgia is averaging 80.1 PPG on 46.8% shooting from the field, 30.1% from 3-point range and 70.2 PPG while allowing opposing teams to average 67 PPG on 40.7% shooting from the field and 29.9% from 3-point range this season.
The LSU Tigers will look to bounce back from their 2nd loss of the year after an 83-79 loss to Florida in their last game. Cameron Thomas leads LSU in scoring with 24.6 PPG while shooting a blistering 90.4% from the foul line this season while Trendon Watford has 17.4 PPG and 6.7 RPG this season to go along with his team-high 4.3 APG this year. Javonte Smart has averaged 14.4 PPG with 3.9 APG and Darius Days has 13.4 PPG and a team-high 7.9 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for LSU coming into Wednesday’s matchup. As a team, LSU is averaging 85.9 PPG on 49.9% shooting from the field, 36.8% from 3-point range and 79.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to put up 68.4 PPG on 40.7% shooting from the field and 26.5% from 3-point range this season.
Georgia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit home loss while the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 road games. LSU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games. The underdog is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
Normally laying double-digits against a 7-1 team isn’t always wise on the surface, but the fact is that LSU’s played the tougher schedule of the two, with wins over Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M to name a couple and both of their losses came on the road. At home, LSU’s 5-0 and Georgia now has to go on the road for the first time this season, and in the past, this is usually a spot where Georgia trips up and sends everything into a tailspin. I’m not going to deviate from that here, give me LSU and lay the points.