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Alabama vs. Georgia - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia at Alabama
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Coleman Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Alabama -9 -- Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Georgia at Alabama
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The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Coleman Coliseum.

The Georgia Bulldogs need a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 75.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Rayshaun Hammonds is averaging 12.9 points and 6.7 rebounds while Nicolas Claxton is averaging 12.7 points and 2.1 assists. Tyree Crump is the third double-digit scorer and Derek Ogbeide is grabbing six rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game. The Georgia Bulldogs have lost their last four road games.

The Alabama Crimson Tide also need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 75.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kira Lewis Jr. is averaging 13.6 points and 2.7 assists while John Petty is averaging 12 points and 4.2 rebounds. Donta Hall is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin Mack is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won five of their last six home games.

The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Alabama and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Crimson Tide last 6 overall. The under is 16-6 in Bulldogs last 22 road games.

The Georgia Bulldogs have won five of the last six meetings against the Alabama Crimson Tide and are a profitable 12-9 ATS on the season. Alabama has been one of the more inconsistent and disappointing teams in the country given the expectations coming into the season, and the defense hasn't been there much lately. The Georgia Bulldogs are losing by an average of 12.3 points on the road this season, but they have a size advantage in this game and it's not like Alabama is lighting the world on fire. This line seems a bit too steep. I'll back Georgia in what should be a competitive SEC battle. 

Pick:
Georgia +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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