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Bulldogs vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

Georgia BulldogsKentucky Wildcats
March 1, 9:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Georgia Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Kentucky and Georgia on Thursday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 13-15 and 11-13 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 28-1 and 11-17 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 10-15-2, while the Bulldogs have a 10-14 mark.

View Georgia vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Wildcats installed as 20-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 2 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 136. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 84-64 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kentucky has the nation's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 77.8 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 69 allowing on average 62.8 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.8% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.

Defensively, Georgia features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgia won its last outing, a 76-62 result against Florida on February 25. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Georgia earned a 76-62 victory over Florida on Saturday, getting 18 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at Stegeman Coliseum.

Kentucky won its last outing, an 83-74 result against Vanderbilt on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Vanderbilt was victimized for 28 points and 11 rebounds by Anthony Davis as the Wildcats bested the Commodores 83-74 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing South Carolina are 2-8
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Vanderbilt are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Georgia is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Georgia is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Georgia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia
Kentucky is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Georgia

Next up:
Georgia home to South Carolina, Saturday, March 3
Kentucky at Florida, Sunday, March 4