A seven-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Georgia Bulldogs (9-3, 0-1 SEC), who will be 5.5-point favorites when they challenge the Ole Miss Rebels (8-5, 1-0 SEC) at Stegeman Coliseum. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 147 points and it will air on SEC Network at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Ole Miss Rebels at Georgia Bulldogs Betting Odds
In their last outing, the Bulldogs fell to the 16th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 66-61, while the Rebels defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks, 74-69.
Ole Miss played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.531 (above their season average of 0.259) and a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 14.7). For those same stats, South Carolina had marks of 0.293 and 16.8, respectively. Georgia, meanwhile, held Kentucky to an effective field goal percentage of 0.361 (below their season average of 0.539). Yante Maten had a solid performance for Georgia, putting up 17 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Deandre Burnett was a key piece for Ole Miss with 18 points and six assists.
Georgia figures to have an edge on the offensive glass in this contest. The Bulldogs rank 34th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.7 percent), while Ole Miss ranks 249th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.3 percent). Moreover, the Rebels rank 42nd in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Bulldogs rank 341st in opponents’ turnover percentage (15.6 percent).
Vegas is exceedingly precise when setting the total of Rebels games, with an even split between overs and unders. Ole Miss has a solid 8-5 straight up (SU) record, but they are just 4-8 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Bulldogs’ 9 games with betting action, 5 have finished over the total. Moreover, Georgia owns records of 9-3 SU and 5-4 ATS.
Maten has taken his game to another level recently for Georgia, averaging 22.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over the last five games.
The Bulldogs won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 69-47. Georgia’s 0.452 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Ole Miss, who had a rate of 0.294. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.
Ole Miss Rebels at Georgia Bulldogs Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Georgia, ATS Winner – Georgia, O/U – Over
Ole Miss ranks 51st in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while Georgia ranks 239th (18.1).
The Rebels rank 19th in blocks per game (5.7) while the Bulldogs rank 64th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
Ole Miss ranks 69th in steals per game (7.2) while Georgia ranks 73rd in steals allowed per game (5.9).
The Bulldogs rank 37th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while the Rebels rank 221st (16.4).
Georgia ranks 31st in rebounds per game (40.3) while Ole Miss ranks 209th in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
Ole Miss is 0-3 ATS on the road, while Georgia is 2-1 ATS at home.
Of the Rebels’ 3 road games, they have 2 unders and 1 over.
The Bulldogs have gone over in all 3 of their home games.
The Rebels are 3-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Bulldogs are 3-2.
In their last five games, Ole Miss has 2 overs and 2 unders, while Georgia has 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Rebels’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 5.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (1.7 above their season average).