Kentucky vs Georgia Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 11, 2023

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The Georgia Bulldogs (14-10, 4-7 SEC) will be looking to break a three-game losing skid when hosting the Kentucky Wildcats (16-8, 7-4 SEC) on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Stegeman Coliseum. It airs at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN.

The Wildcats are currently solid 7.5-point favorites against the Bulldogs. The matchup’s over/under is 141.5.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Odds

Point Spread for Kentucky vs. Georgia

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kentucky as the favorite.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kentucky has -341 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia is listed at +269 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 141.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Arena: Stegeman Coliseum

Kentucky vs. Georgia Betting Trends

In the Kentucky’s 24 games this season, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Wildcats have won in 12, or 70.6%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Kentucky’s games this year have gone over the point total 62.5% of the time (15 out of 24 games with a set point total).

Georgia has played 24 games, with 10 wins, against the spread. The Bulldogs have won 30.8% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (4-9). Georgia’s games this season have hit the over on 13 of 24 set point totals (54.2%).

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Kentucky vs. Georgia Key Players to Watch

Kentucky

Oscar Tshiebwe paces the Wildcats with 15.5 points per contest and 13.3 rebounds (first in the country), while also posting 1.5 assists. Cason Wallace puts up 12.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, shooting 48.6% from the field and 40.8% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Jacob Toppin posts 11.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Antonio Reeves puts up 12.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 42.3% from the field and 40.8% from downtown with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game.

Georgia

The Bulldogs get 12.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Kario Oquendo. Justin Hill is averaging 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest, making 37.0% of his shots from the field. Braelen Bridges is averaging 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, making 57.3% of his shots from the floor.

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What you need to know about the Kentucky Wildcats

So far this season, eight out of Kentucky’s 11 SEC games have hit the over. So far this season, the Wildcats are putting up 75.1 points per game (100th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 67.7 points per contest (123rd-ranked). With 27.2 rebounds allowed per game, Kentucky is 14th-best in college basketball. It ranks 28th in college basketball by pulling down 35.6 rebounds per contest.

At home, the Wildcats are posting 12.7 more points per game (79.5) than they are when playing on the road (66.8). Kentucky is sinking 6.8 threes per game (249th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 36.6% shooting percentage (53rd-ranked) from three-point land. The Wildcats are giving up 6.4 treys per game (84th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 33.3% three-point percentage (160th-ranked).

The Wildcats are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Kentucky has hit the over seven times. Kentucky has been putting up 70.1 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 75.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Kentucky has been more porous on defense as of late, allowing 69.4 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 67.7 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia’s conference games have hit the over seven out of 11 times this season. The Bulldogs score 69.9 points per game and allow 69.1, ranking them 220th in college basketball on offense and 170th defensively. At 33.4 rebounds per game and 31.8 rebounds allowed, Georgia is 103rd and 232nd in the country, respectively.

The Bulldogs score 71.8 points per game at home, and 65.9 away. Georgia is 230th in the country in 3-pointers made (7.0 per game) and 259th in 3-point percentage (32.7%). Defensively, the Bulldogs are 96th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.5. They are 19th-best in 3-point percentage allowed at 29.7%.

The Bulldogs have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 3-7 overall over their past 10 games. Georgia has hit the over in six of its last 10 outings. Georgia is putting up 67.4 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 2.5 fewer points than its average for the season (69.9). The Bulldogs are ceding 76.2 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 69.1 points allowed.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Kentucky, and we predict that Georgia will cover the spread (Kentucky -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.

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How to bet Kentucky vs. Georgia

You can bet on Kentucky vs. Georgia at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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