Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Volunteers versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 12:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA. The Volunteers are the favorites in this Southeastern conference matchup the against the Bulldogs. The over/under for the game is set at 146 points.
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS VS GEORGIA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Bulldogs +8
This game will be played at Stegeman Coliseum at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will Georgia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will the Volunteers Find a Way to Win on the Road?
After a loss to Mississippi State, Tennessee will look to get back on track against Georgia. The Volunteers are 11-4 overall this season, including a 1-1 record in Southeastern Conference play. On the road, Tennessee is just 2-4 compared to a perfect 9-0 at home.
Tennessee is favored by eight points in this matchup, and the team has been the favorite in 12 of its 15 games this season. So far, the Volunteers are 11-1 when favored, compared to 0-3 as the underdog. For the year, Tennessee has an average scoring margin of +0.2 on the road.
As the favorite this season, Tennessee has gone 6-5-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Volunteers have a mark of 4-5-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Tennessee games is 9-6. The average over/under line in their games is 140.2 and their games have averaged 143.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 146 is higher than the average OU line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 146 points.
The Tennessee offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Mississippi State. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.8% and connected on 8 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Dalton Knecht, who holds an average of 15.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jonas Aidoo is averaging 11.3 points per game this season.
At this time, the Volunteers’ defense is positioned 49th in the country, permitting 65.1 points per game. Tennessee’s three-point defense is currently 88th in the country at 6.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.6% of their shots vs. Tennessee.
Will Georgia Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?
Georgia will be looking to extend their 10-game win streak when they take on Tennessee. So far this season, the Bulldogs have gone 12-3, including a perfect 10-0 mark when they have been favored.
At home, Georgia has been dominant, going 10-1, and they have won eight straight games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.8 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Georgia has gone 2-3 vs. the spread. At home, the Bulldogs are 6-4-1 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. Over their last three games as the underdog, Georgia has an ATS mark of 2-1.
Today’s over/under line of 146 is lower than the average over/under line in Georgia’s games this season (148.3). So far, the over/under record in their games is 6-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points.
In their recent matchup, the Georgia offense ended with 76 points against Arkansas. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Noah Thomasson, who holds an average of 12.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jabri Abdur-Rahim is averaging 12.3 points per game this season.
Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 114th rank in the nation, allowing 69.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Georgia’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.7% this season.