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Georgia vs. Texas Southern - 12/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Southern Tigers (3-5) at Georgia Bulldogs (4-3)
Date & Time Monday December 3, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -14.5 -- Over/Under: 154
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Texas Southern Tigers (3-5) at Georgia Bulldogs (4-3)
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The Texas Southern Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action at the Stegeman Coliseum.

The Texas Southern Tigers could use a statement victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Texas Southern Tigers are averaging 71.3 points on 37.6 percent shooting and allowing 87.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Jalyn Patterson is averaging 15 points and 4.6 assists while Trayvon Reed is averaging 13 points and 9.4 rebounds. Jeremy Combs is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Bruce is dishing 2.1 assists. The Texas Southern Tigers are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Southern Tigers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Texas Southern Tigers have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Georgia Bulldogs look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 77.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Rayshaun Hammonds is averaging 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Nicolas Claxton is averaging 12.1 points and 2.1 assists. Derek Ogbeide is the third double-digit scorer and Tyree Crump is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Georgia Bulldogs have won all three home games this season.

The Tigers are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. The over is 18-7-1 in Tigers last 26 road games. The over is 20-8 in Tigers last 28 overall.

The Texas Southern Tigers are one of those teams that loaded up on a brutal out of conference schedule, and they've held their own for the most part. The Texas Southern Tigers have played Arizona State, Oregon, San Deigo State, Iowa State, Gonzaga and Baylor. Eventually those games will pay off. The Georgia Bulldogs have been hot and cold and struggle shooting from the outside. I'll take a stab with the battle tested underdog.

Pick:
Texas Southern Tigers +14.5

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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