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Georgia vs. Ole Miss - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ole Miss at Georgia
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)
Stegeman Coliseum
Athens, GA
The Line
Georgia Bulldogs +3 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
ESPN SEC Network
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The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to Stegeman Coliseum to take on the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Ole Miss Rebels snapped their 4-game losing streak and improved to 15-7 (5-4 SEC) on the season after defeating the Texas A&M Aggies, 75-71, this past Wednesday night. Ole Miss trailed by a 57-48 margin with 12:46 left in the 2nd half, however, was solid defensively down the stretch and was able to secure the come from behind victory after an 8-0 Rebels run gave Ole Miss a 71-64 lead with :18 seconds left in regulation. Ole miss shot 41.4% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 18-12 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Rebels was Terence Davis who had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assits, and 7 steals.

On the season, Ole Miss is averaging 77.8 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Rebels are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Ole Miss has been led by Breein Tyree (18.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.0 spg), Terence Davis (16.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg), Devontae Shuler (9.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.8 spg), and Blake Hinson (8.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.4 apg).

Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing their opponents to an average of 71.0 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Rebels have a rebound margin of 3.7 and a turnover margin of 1.4.

The Georgia Bulldogs lost their 3rd consecutive game and dropped to 10-12 (1-8 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide, 89-74, this past Wednesday.  Georgia trailed by just a 41-38 margin at halftime, however, struggled defensively in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after Alabama took a 74-58 lead with 6:43 left in regulation. Georgia shot 40.8% from the field while allowing Alabama to shoot 56.9% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Derek Ogbeide who had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.

On the season, Georgia is averaging 75.2 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 33.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Georgia has been led by Rayshaun Hammonds (12.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg), Nicolas Claxton (12.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg, 2.7 bpg), Derek Ogbeide (10.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Tyree Crump (10.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Defensively, Georgia is allowing their opponents to average 75.2 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs have a rebound margin of 5.9 and a turnover margin of -5.2.

The Rebels are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win. The Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.

Ole Miss has lost 5 of their last 7 games and currently rank 67th in scoring offense, 45th in FG%, and T-169th in scoring defense.

Georgia has lost 7 of their last 8 games and currently rank T-125th in scoring offense, 161st in FG%, and 94th in defensive FG%.

Ole Miss is a solid team, however, Georgia is a team that you can’t overlook when you play them at Stegeman Coliseum as the Bulldogs have an impressive 8-4 record at home this season, including  a recent 98-88 victory agianst Texas. Georgia is a solid offensive team that should have some success agianst an Ole Miss team that has struggled as of late and as I think this game will come down to the wire, I’m taking Georgia and the points.

Georgia Bulldogs +3

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