The March Madness in the NCAAB is marching on and we have this SEC Tournament – 1st Round encounter on Wednesday, March 8, so make sure you get the best Tigers vs. Bulldogs betting pick and odds.

Georgia is hoping to avoid the sixth defeat in a row when they face LSU at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The Tigers are -1.5 favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 140.5 points. These SEC rivals have met once this season, and the Bulldogs won 65-63 at home.

Tigers’ second-half defense cost them at Florida

The LSU Tigers (13-18, 10-20-1 ATS) managed to snap a 14-game losing skid with a win over the Vanderbilt Commodores but returned to losing ways and lost the next three games. The Tigers allowed 50 second-half points and suffered a 79-67 road loss against the Florida Gators. LSU wasn’t good enough from the floor (38.3%) and made just three triples opposite Florida’s ten. The perimeter shooting was crucial in this defeat, while the fact that the visitors committed five more turnovers (13-8) also didn’t help the Tigers.

Senior forward KJ Williams led LSU with 19 points and nine rebounds. Derek Fountain posted a double-double of 13 points and game-high 12 boards – his fourth double-double of the campaign. Adam Miller scored ten points with four rebounds.

Bulldogs lost the low-scoring affair to South Carolina

The Georgia Bulldogs (16-15, 11-20-0 ATS) concluded the regular season with five consecutive losses. After a couple of home defeats to Missouri and Florida, the Bulldogs lost 61-55 against the South Carolina Gamecocks on the road. Georgia played excellent defense in the first half and had a 2-point lead, but the Gamecocks managed to edge them out in the second 20 minutes. Both teams shot below 40.0% from the floor, and even though the Bulldogs made three more three-pointers (5-2), the hosts dominated the boards (40-25).

Senior guard Terry Roberts led Georgia with 14 points and team-high five rebounds and Braelen Bridges had 12 points and four boards. The Bulldogs’ bench outscored Florida’s 15-4, but that wasn’t enough to get a win.



  • 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 games overall
  • 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record


  • 5-2 SU in the last seven games played on a Wednesday

LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick

These teams are quite similar when it comes to offense and defense, and although both are playing in poor form, I am giving a slight advantage to the Bulldogs. The Tigers lost 17 of their previous 18 games, and I believe the Bulldogs can snap their five straight defeats on Wednesday. Georgia failed to impress offensively in the latest game, but given how the Tigers’ defense is playing of late, I think the Bulldogs are going to bounce back in this one. Still, it’s going to be a close encounter, so don’t invest a lot of money here.

Pick: Take the Bulldogs at +2.5 (-120)

The Total

I mentioned LSU’s porous defense of late; the Tigers allowed 77+ points in each of their last five games, and even though Georgia couldn’t score more than 65 points in two H2Hs this year, I am backing the Bulldogs to go 70+ on Wednesday. The Tigers allow 70.6 points per game opposite Georgia’s 71.5 ppg this season, so I expect to see around 140 points. Over is 5-0 in the Tigers’ last five overall; Over is 4-0 in LSU’s previous four games following a straight-up loss, while Over is 4-1 in the Tigers’ last five vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.

Pick: Go Over 138.5 points (-130)