Georgia vs Kentucky College Hoops Odds Prediction

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 8, 2016 in

We are getting to the point of the NCAA basketball season here teams are fighting like cats and dogs to ensure a place in March Madness. The fur will almost certainly be flying when the Georgia Bulldogs head into Rupp Arena to face the Wildcats on Tuesday, February 9. Full odds and lines for this bout will be up on our online sportsbook’s  NCAAB odds page as soon as they are released.

How to bet Georgia Bulldogs Vs Kentucky Wildcats Game and TV Info

When: Tuesday, February 9, 9 PM EST
Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Radio: Kentucky Sports Network
Stream Option: WatchESPN

This game may not be as straightforward as it might appear for Kentucky, as they have had their struggles over the past couple of weeks. They should still come into this one as a favorite on home court, but it may not be wise to simply write off the Bulldogs who are coming off a great win vs the Auburn Tigers. Georgia have won back to back games, and may just have what it takes to spring the upset here.

Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs

Last week was a good one for Georgia (13-8, 6-4), as they came away with a pair of big wins, including a surprising 69-56 win over the ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. Georgia’s only two other games against ranked opponents ended in defeat, but a winning record in conference play suggests that this team is definitely not an easy out. The downside for Georgia here is that only 1 of their 6 wins in conference play came on the road, with that one being a 77-59 win in Missouri. The Bulldogs have certainly looked a whole lot better at home than they have on the road, but with Kentucky not really playing their best ball right now, the Dawgs might just be able to sic ‘em. The Bulldogs are averaging 70.5 PPG, and are giving up 67.7 PPG.

Why bet on the Kentucky Wildcats

If any team needed a lift at the end of last week, it was almost certainly the Kentucky Wildcats (17-6, 7-3). They went into their Saturday night game versus Florida having lost back to back games, and knowing that another one would probably see them drop out of the top 25. They ended up coming away with a comfortable 80-61 win over the Gators, and can now come into this week with a little bit of their swagger restored. The Bulldogs are not a team that they can take lightly, and you can bet the Wildcats will have learned that lesson after going down to Tennessee last week. I expect Kentucky to be more than ready for this one. The Wildcats are averaging 78.2 PPG, and are giving up 68.0 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While these two teams match up pretty well on the defensive side of the court, it is the Wildcats who are a good deal stronger on attack. I believe they will wear down the Bulldogs over the course of the game, and will finally pull away for good in the second half.

Georgia Bulldogs 64 Kentucky Wildcats 73