Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Georgia Bulldogs
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Thursday in a SEC college basketball match up. The Razorbacks are -9 point favorites over the Bulldogs with an over/under point total set at 131.5.
It has been a tale of two seasons for the Arkansas Razorbacks, one at home and one on the road. Arkansas is 14-1 at home this season, 7-5 in the SEC, and they are in sixth place in the conference. As a team Arkansas is averaging 76 points, 15.7 assists, and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.7 points, 12.1 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. B.J. Young is averaging 16.5 points, Marshawn Powell is averaging 15.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Coty Clarke is averaging 6.8 points. Following this game Arkansas plays three of their next four games on the road.
The Georgia Bulldogs had gone on a five game winning streak but now they have lost their last five games in a row. Georgia is 6-6 in the SEC, 3-5 on the road this season, and they are a game under .500 overall this season. As a team Georgia is averaging 59.6 points, 11.7 assists, and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points, 10.2 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds, Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 7.8 points, and Charles Mann is averaging 5.9 points. Georgia has fought the good fight this year being outmanned in most of their games.
Arkansas is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games. Georgia is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
I expect pace to be a big part of this one and I look for it to stay under the total.