SEC foes will battle when the Missouri Tigers (9-10, 1-5 SEC) clash with the Georgia Bulldogs (11-8, 1-5 SEC) at Mizzou Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, and it can be seen on SEC Network.
Georgia Bulldogs at Missouri Tigers Odds Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they were beaten by the Ole Miss Rebels, 70-60. With 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting, Jordan Harris led Georgia in scoring. Ole Miss had an effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.483). Georgia, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.9 (above their season average of 32.9).
The Tigers are hoping for a better outcome after their 74-51 loss to the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers in their last outing. Torrence Watson was the game’s high scorer with 19 points on 6-for-13 shooting. West Virginia had an offensive rebounding percentage of 51.2 (above their season average of 39.9). Missouri, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (14-18; 77.8 percent).
Missouri appears to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Tigers currently rank 44th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.455), while Georgia is 149th in effective field goal percentage (0.506). It will also be a tale of two styles as the fast-breaking Bulldogs rank 39th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Tigers rank 306th.
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Tigers won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, Missouri won 71-61. The Tigers dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.3 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6. The Bulldogs put up marks of 16.7 and 18.9, respectively, for those same stats.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Missouri, ATS Winner – Georgia, O/U – Under
The Tigers rank 76th in steals per game (7.4) while the Bulldogs rank 97th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
Georgia blocks 3.4 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 98th in the nation. Missouri ranks 113th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Georgia ranks 43rd in rebounds per game (39.1) while Missouri ranks 193rd (34.5).
The Tigers rank 38th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Bulldogs rank 156th (13.3).
Missouri averages 23.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 96th in the NCAA. Georgia ranks 141st in three pointers allowed per game (21.7).
The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 10.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Missouri has defeated opponents by an average of 4.0 points.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 67.6 points per game (9.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.0 points per game (4.2 above their season average).