NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Crimson Tide at Alabama
Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Georgia Bulldogs travelling to Alabama Saturday to take on the Crimson Tide.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 16-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Crimson Tide are 12-14 ATS. Georgia is 13-13 on the totals; Alabama is 7-19.
Bettors looking to side with Alabama in this one found them as 8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 102-rated Crimson Tide and the No. 123-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-61 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 267 nationally ranked offense (63.8 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 56 at 61.4 PPG. The Crimson Tide have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 65.6 points per game on the highway. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 292 in scoring at home.
Georgia was a 72-62 winner in its last match at home against Kentucky. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Georgia on Thursday, leading the Bulldogs to a 72-62 victory over Kentucky at Stegeman Coliseum.
Alabama was an 87-83 loser in its last match on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Alabama suffered an 87-83 loss against Mississippi on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Trevor Lacey in a losing effort at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Kentucky are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Mississippi are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia's last 5 games on the road
Georgia is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Georgia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama's last 7 games at home
Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Georgia