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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Wildcats at Georgia

Kentucky WildcatsGeorgia Bulldogs
March 7, 7:00 PM | Stegeman Coliseum

Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds

20-9TEAM RECORD14-15

Kentucky travels to Georgia on Thursday, hoping to boost its 20-9 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

Georgia battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 20-9 mark (10-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-13 for the Bulldogs and 14-11 for the Wildcats.

View Kentucky vs Georgia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wildcats were listed as 4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 123-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 18-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-64 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia's No. 315-ranked offense, averaging 60.4 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 127 at 64.7 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 162-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 327 in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 73-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Kentucky suffered a 73-60 loss against Arkansas on Saturday, getting 14 points from Archie Goodwin in a losing effort at Bud Walton Arena.

In their last action, Georgia was a 78-68 winner at home against Tennessee. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got a terrific 25-point effort from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as Georgia defeated Tennessee 78-68 on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Arkansas are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Alabama are 5-5
After playing Tennessee are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Kentucky's last 25 games on the road
Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia's last 7 games at home
Georgia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia's last 7 games when playing Kentucky
Georgia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Kentucky home to Florida, Saturday, March 9
Georgia at Alabama, Saturday, March 9