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Georgia vs. LSU - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
LSU at Georgia
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Stegeman Coliseum
Athens, Georgia
The Line
Georgia Bulldogs +8.5 O/U: 155
TV Channel
SECN
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The LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs will meet up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

LSU comes into this one on a 20-4 record overall. After falling to Arkansas on February 2, the Tigers have won their last three versus Mississippi State, Auburn and Kentucky.

In the win over the Wildcats, LSU guard Tremont Waters led the team on 15 points with five assists and one rebound. Emmitt Williams and Naz Reid each added 12 points for the Tigers there, with 13 combined rebounds between them.

Over on the Georgia side, they’re 10-14 this season. The Bulldogs are sitting on a five-game losing streak right now, dropping to Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas A&M in that time.

In the loss to the Aggies, Georgia forward Nicolas Claxton doubled up with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist. The only other Bulldogs player in double-figures in that one was Jordan Harris with 10 points and eight rebounds.

LSU is 7-0 ATS in their last seven road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 versus the SEC.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Georgia is 0-5 ATS in their last five overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five versus the SEC.

LSU was down 40-32 at halftime against Kentucky but came “roaring” back (you know, like Tigers) on a 41-31 second frame for a two-point road victory that was as big as any they’ve had this year.

Granted, none of LSU’s recent wins has exactly been dominant, but with Georgia’s scoring difficulties lately (64 points or fewer in three of their last five), I don’t see the Tigers faltering here—and the current ATS trends for both teams absolutely agree. I’m going LSU on the cover.

Pick:
LSU Tigers -8.5

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