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Alabama Crimson Tide face Georgia Bulldogs: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Alabama Crimson TideGeorgia Bulldogs
7-7January 11, 2014, 04:00 | Stegeman Coliseum7-6



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Georgia and Alabama on Saturday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bulldogs bring a 7-6 record (6-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-7 Crimson Tide, who are 3-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Georgia go 4-7 so far and the Crimson Tide go 5-4-1.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 209 and the Crimson Tide at No. 143 heading into this contest.

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Alabama was a 68-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Alabama got 16 points from Trevor Releford en route to a 68-63 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.

In their last action, Georgia was a 70-64 winner on the road against Missouri. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Georgia earned a 70-64 victory over Missouri on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Charles Mann at Mizzou Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgia's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 71.62 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense rated No. 68 and allowing 66.43 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.71% to date this season, more than the Crimson Tide shooters have managed so far (46.43% per game).

A few Crimson Tide at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Alabama's last 12 games on the road
Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Georgia
Georgia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
Georgia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Alabama


Next up:
Alabama home to Mississippi State, Wednesday, January 15th
Georgia at Florida, Tuesday, January 14th

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