Tennessee Volunteers visit Georgia Bulldogs in college basketball clash
Tennessee Volunteers vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds
Stegeman Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Georgia Bulldogs and the visiting Tennessee Volunteers in college hoops action on Saturday.
Georgia battles the Volunteers, currently sitting with a 17-10 mark (14-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-13 for the Bulldogs and 12-12 for the Volunteers.
The Bulldogs were listed as 1.5-point underdogs 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:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 61-rated Tennessee taking on the No. 124-rated Bulldogs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-61 win for the Volunteers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 327 nationally ranked offense (59.8 points per game) against a Volunteers defense that sits as the No. 81 at 62.6 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Volunteers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Georgia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 333 nationally in scoring at home.
Tennessee was a 64-58 winner in its last match at home against Florida. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Gators were burned for 27 points by Jordan McRae on Tuesday as the Volunteers put another game in the win column, 64-58, at Thompson-Boling Arena.
In their last action, Georgia was a 63-62 loser on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Georgia got 20 points and 14 rebounds from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in a losing cause in their 63-62 loss to Vanderbilt on Wednesday.
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Auburn are 6-4
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Vanderbilt are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Volunteers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Georgia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia
Tennessee is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia's last 5 games at home
Georgia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia's last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee
Tennessee at Auburn, Wednesday, March 6
Georgia home to Kentucky, Thursday, March 7