Georgia Bulldogs take on Rebels in NCAA basketball test
Georgia Bulldogs vs Mississippi Rebels Odds
The Mississippi Rebels host Georgia on Saturday, looking to build on their 18-6 mark against the 12-12 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Tad Smith Coliseum.
This season, the Rebels are 18-6 overall and 11-8 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 12-12 and 10-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Mississippi boasts a 11-7 on the OU, and Georgia is 9-11.
The Rebels were listed as 11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 36 (Rebels) and the No. 149 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-65 result in favor of the Rebels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi has the nation's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 79.3 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 41 allowing on average 60.4 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia owns the country's No. 62-rated mark, allowing 64.2 points per game on the highway. Mississippi, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
Georgia lost its last outing, a 52-45 result against Alabama on February 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 22 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but it was Alabama that prevailed in a 52-45 final on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum.
Mississippi was a 69-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas A&M. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Mississippi suffered a 69-67 loss against Texas A&M on Wednesday, getting 13 points from Reginald Buckner in a losing effort at Reed Arena.
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas are 4-6
After playing Alabama are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bulldogs at Rebels trends to consider:
Georgia is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 5 games
Mississippi is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games when playing Georgia
Mississippi is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
Georgia at Arkansas, Thursday, February 21
Mississippi at South Carolina, Wednesday, February 20