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Georgia Bulldogs host LSU Tigers in college basketball action

LSU TigersGeorgia Bulldogs
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Stegeman Coliseum

LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Georgia vs LSU battle Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bulldogs sit at 6-10 (4-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 9-5 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Georgia is 7-5 OU, and LSU is 7-2 OU.

View LSU vs Georgia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgia is rated No. 172 in the current Odds Shark poll, while LSU is at No. 85. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 320 nationally ranked offense (59.7 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 231 at 69.1 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, LSU owns the country's No. 274-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 308 in scoring at home.

LSU was an 82-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. LSU got 18 points from Anthony Hickey but lost anyway, 82-73, to South Carolina on Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Georgia lost its last outing, a 79-62 result against Missouri on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Georgia got 23 points from Vincent Williams but lost anyway, 79-62, to Missouri on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas A&M are 4-1
After playing South Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing Missouri are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia
LSU is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Georgia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia's last 7 games when playing LSU
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia's last 6 games when playing at home against LSU
Georgia is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
LSU home to Texas A&M, Wednesday, January 23
Georgia home to Florida, Wednesday, January 23