Arkansas vs Georgia College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Arkansas vs Georgia College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs (7-2) at Arkansas Razorbacks (9-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Bud Walton Arena)

The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Georgia Bulldogs and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in college basketball action from the Bud Walton Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Georgia Bulldogs come into this one looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 94-92 OT loss to LSU last time out. Toumani Camara leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 14.3 PPG and 8.9 RPG while Sahvir Wheeler is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 13.7 PPG along with 7.7 APG. Justin Kier has 12.6 PPG with 4.8 RPG and 4 APG and P.J. Horne and Tye Fagan each have 10.6 PPG for the Bulldogs this year. Andrew Garcia has 10.1 PPG up to this point, giving Georgia six different double-digit scorers heading into Saturday’s matchup with Arkansas. As a team, Georgia is averaging 81.4 PPG on 46.9% shooting from the field, 30.9% from 3-point range and 69.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field and 30.4% from 3-point land this season.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to add to their 9-2 mark on the year despite falling in back-to-back games after a 79-74 loss to Tennessee. Moses Moody leads the Razorbacks with 15.9 PPG along with 5.7 RPG while JD Notae is right behind with 15.7 PPG and 2.5 APG. Desi Sills has 12.1 PPG, sitting 3rd in scoring, while Justin Smith has 11.6 PPG with a team-high 7.1 RPG and Jalen Tate has 10.4 PPG with 4.2 RPG and a team-high 4.4 APG this season, finishing off the group of double-digit scorers for Arkansas heading into Saturday’s game against Georgia. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 87.2 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field, 34.1% from 3-point range and 73% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.1 PPG on 39.1% shooting from the field and 30.2% from 3-point range this season.

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Georgia is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games while the over is 8-1-1 in their last 10 road games. Arkansas is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the over is 21-4-1 in their last 26 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

I think you could make a case for either side here, as Georgia looked pretty good against LSU even in defeat and Arkansas has been tough all season, especially at home. With that said, the over has been fairly common in both teams’ games this season, especially more prevalent for Arkansas as of late. I’m expecting a track meet here and could easily see both teams get into the 80s. Give me the over in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Over 158.5

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

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