Georgia vs LSU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
LSU Tigers (13-18) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (16-15)
March 8, 2023 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs +1.5 / LSU Tigers -1.5; Over/Under: +142
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The LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs meet Wednesday in the college basketball SEC Tournament First Round at the Bridgestone Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The LSU Tigers are averaging 67.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. KJ Williams is averaging 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Adam Miller is averaging 11.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Derek Fountain is dishing 0.8 assists and Cam Hayes is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 68.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Terry Roberts is averaging 13.3 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Kario Oquendo is averaging 12.8 points and 0.6 assists. Braelen Bridges is dishing 0.7 assists and Justin Hill is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bulldogs are 20-41 ATS in their last 61 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Bulldogs last 8 neutral site games. The underdog is 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
Two well below average teams, and I’m not running to the window to back either side. With that said, the Georgia Bulldogs are losing their last 5 games by an average of 23.8 points, and they’ve looked like a team that’s ready for the season to end for a while. LSU has its issues as well, but they aren’t that bad. Give me LSU to simply fade Georgia.