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Kentucky vs Georgia Basketball Picks 1-20-24

Georgia Bulldogs (13-4) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (13-3)
January 20, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -11.5; Over/Under: 161.5
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The Georgia Bulldogs will play the Kentucky Wildcats in a SEC game on Saturday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Georgia has won 11 of their last 12 games, while Kentucky has won seven of their last eight. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Georgia vs Kentucky prediction.

Georgia Preview

The Georgia Bulldogs are 13-4 (3-1) this year after they defeated South Carolina by a score of 74-69 in their last game. Georgia trailed 34-33 at halftime, but they scored 41 points in the second half for the win. The Bulldogs shot 37.7% from the field and were +9 in rebounding margin in the game. Georgia lost to Tennessee by a score of 85-79 in the game prior to South Carolina, but they did win the previous 10 games. The Bulldogs are scoring 75.5 points per game with 38.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, while giving up 70 points against per game this year. Jabri Abdur-Rahim is averaging 12.8 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 0.7 steals per game. Georgia is shooting 42.3% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers this season.

Kentucky Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-3 (3-1) this season after they defeated Mississippi State by a score of 90-77 in their last game. Kentucky led 47-29 at halftime, but they did allow 48 points in the second half in the win. The Wildcats shot 55.6% from the field and made 23 free throws in the game. Kentucky lost to Texas A&M by a score of 97-92 in the game prior to Mississippi State, but won the previous six games. The Wildcats are scoring 90.8 points per game with 38.8 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, while allowing 76.1 points against per game this season. Antonio Reeves is averaging 19.4 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Kentucky is shooting 49.6% from the field, 74.7% on free throws, and 39.3% on three pointers this year. 

Georgia vs Kentucky Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this game playing very well, but Kentucky is ranked #8 in the country and will be at home. The Wildcats are scoring 90.8 points per game and they are shooting 49.6% from the field, but they are not very good on defense. Georgia is only shooting 42.3% from the field, but they are scoring over 75 points per game this season. Georgia has been a great story so far this year, but they are going to struggle to contain the Kentucky offense in this game. Kentucky has scored 87 points or more in seven straight games and I am going to take the over with them once again here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 161.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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