Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers

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Jan 16, 8:00 PM | Mizzou Arena

Georgia Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers Odds

6-9TEAM RECORD12-3

Missouri will look to improve on its 12-3 record on Wednesday when they host Georgia in NCAA basketball odds action at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri will face the 6-9 Bulldogs, who own a 4-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 6-5 favoring the OVER.

View Georgia vs Missouri Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as 14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 11 and the Bulldogs at No. 172 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-63 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Missouri's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 76.9 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 87 at 62.1 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Defensively, Georgia features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Georgia was a 72-61 loser at home against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 72-61 to Mississippi State at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday).

Missouri was a 64-49 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Missouri suffered a 64-49 loss against Mississippi on Saturday, getting 13 points from Jabari Brown in a losing effort at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LSU are 4-6
After playing Mississippi State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
Georgia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Missouri is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Georgia home to LSU, Saturday, January 19
Missouri at Florida, Saturday, January 19

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