Kentucky vs Georgia Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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The Kentucky Wildcats (11-6, 2-3 SEC) square off against the Georgia Bulldogs (13-4, 3-1 SEC) on Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET in SEC action.

Kentucky is a double-digit 10.5-point favorite against Georgia when the Wildcats take on the Bulldogs on Tuesday. A 135.5-point total has been set for the matchup.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Odds

Point Spread for Kentucky vs. Georgia

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kentucky as the favorite.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kentucky has -649 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia is listed at +456 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 135.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Arena: Rupp Arena

Kentucky vs. Georgia Betting Trends

In the Kentucky’s 17 games this year, it has five wins against the spread. The Wildcats have come away with seven wins in the 10 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Kentucky’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under nine times in 17 opportunities (52.9%).

In Georgia’s 17 games this year, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have won 50% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (4-4). Georgia has hit the over 47.1% of the time this year (eight of 17 games with a set point total).

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Kentucky vs. Georgia Key Players to Watch

Kentucky

Oscar Tshiebwe paces his squad in both points (15.9) and rebounds (13.1) per contest, and also averages 1.3 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Cason Wallace is putting up 10.9 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. Jacob Toppin averages 10.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 42.0% from the floor. Sahvir Wheeler averages a team-leading 6.3 assists per game. He is also posting 9.5 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 41.5% from the floor and 38.5% from downtown with 1.0 made 3-pointers per game.

Georgia

Kario Oquendo is posting 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest, making 42.4% of his shots from the field and 36.7% from 3-point range, with 1.6 treys per contest. The Bulldogs get 7.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Braelen Bridges. Justin Hill gives the Bulldogs 7.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats rank 105th in college basketball with 75.5 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 114th with 66.8 points allowed per contest. Kentucky has been getting things done when it comes to rebounding this year, ranking 15th-best in the country in rebounds per game (36.7) and 15th-best in boards allowed per contest (27.4).

Kentucky is making 7.4 threes per game (189th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while owning a 37.5% three-point percentage (47th-ranked). The Wildcats are giving up 6.9 treys per game (144th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.1% (232nd-ranked) from three-point land.

Over their past 10 games, the Wildcats have one win against the spread, and are 6-4 overall. In its past 10 contests, Kentucky has hit the over five times. In its last 10 games, Kentucky has been scoring 70.1 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 75.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Kentucky’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (68.7) is 1.9 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (66.8).

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What you need to know about the Georgia Bulldogs

The Bulldogs score 70.5 points per game and allow 63.9, making them 211th in the country on offense and 49th on defense. In 2022-23, Georgia is 65th in college basketball in rebounds (34.9 per game) and 96th in rebounds allowed (29.6).

The Bulldogs score 69.7 points per game at home, and 71.3 on the road. With 7.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.4% from downtown, Georgia is 220th and 158th in the country, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Bulldogs are 40th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 5.9. They are eighth-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 27.7%.

The Bulldogs have gone 8-2 over their past 10 contests, with an 8-2 record against the spread during that span. Five of Georgia’s last 10 games have hit the over. Georgia is compiling 71.6 points per game over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 70.5. While the Bulldogs are ceding 63.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, allowing 63.2 points per contest.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Kentucky, and we predict that Georgia will cover the spread (Kentucky -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 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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