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Tennessee vs. Georgia - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee - Georgia
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, Tennessee
The Line
Tennessee Volunteers -15.5
TV Channel
SECN
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NCAA BB | Tennessee - Georgia
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The Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

Georgia comes into this one at 8-4 on the year. Since dropping to Arizona State on December 15, the Bulldogs have taken out Oakland, Georgia Tech and UMass in their last three games.

In the Minutemen game, Georgia’s Nicolas Claxton led the team on a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Rayshaun Hammonds also had a nice game for the Bulldogs on 18 points and eight rebounds.

Over on the Tennessee side, they’re 11-1 this year. The Volunteers fell to Kansas on November 23, but since have beaten Eastern Kentucky, Texas A&M-CC, Gonzaga, Memphis, Samford, Wake Forest and Tennessee Tech.

In the Golden Eagles matchup, Tennessee’s leading scorer was Grant Williams on 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Jordan Boone recorded a double-double for the Volunteers with his 16 points and 10 assists.

The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last four following a straight-up win. Georgia is 5-0 ATS in their last five following an ATS win and 6-0 in their last six overall.

Meanwhile, the Volunteers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games. Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in their last seven following an ATS win and the under is 5-2 in their last seven versus the SEC.

Georgia could easily be on a six-game win streak right now; since the Clemson and Georgia State losses they’re looking pretty good and putting up nice points totals.

As for Tennessee, they’re not sneaking up on anyone these days and they’re pummeling lesser competition. Still, I think Georgia has enough offense to get in there and cover.

Pick:
Georgia Bulldogs +15.5

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