The Tennessee Volunteers (16-3, 7-1 SEC) hit the court against the Georgia Bulldogs (13-6, 3-4 SEC) on Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET in SEC action.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Volunteers and the Bulldogs sees the Volunteers as a heavy, 16.5-point favorite. The over/under is 135.5 points for the game.
Tennessee vs. Georgia Odds
Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Georgia
The spread for this matchup is set at 16.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Tennessee as the favorite.
Tennessee vs. Georgia Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Tennessee has -1874 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia is listed at +983 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 135.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
- Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena
Tennessee vs. Georgia Betting Trends
In the Tennessee’s 19 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Volunteers have been chosen as favorites in 14 games this year and have walked away with the win 12 times (85.7%) in those games. Tennessee’s games this year have gone over the point total eight times in 19 opportunities (42.1%).
In Georgia’s 19 games this year, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have gone 4-5 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 44.4% of those games). Georgia’s games this year have hit the over 10 times in 19 opportunities (52.6%).
Tennessee vs. Georgia Key Players to Watch
Zakai Zeigler is tops on his team in assists per game (4.8), and also averages 10.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 2.2 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Santiago Vescovi is tops on the Volunteers with 12.5 points per game and 3.2 assists, while also averaging 3.9 rebounds. Julian Phillips puts up a team-best 5.5 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 10.3 points and 1.5 assists, shooting 41.7% from the floor. Olivier Nkamhoua posts 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest, shooting 57.7% from the field.
Kario Oquendo is putting up 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, making 42.6% of his shots from the floor and 34.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.5 triples per contest. Braelen Bridges gives the Bulldogs 7.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. The Bulldogs receive 6.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Justin Hill.
What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers
The Volunteers own a top-25 defense this season, ranking second-best in college basketball with 54.4 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 129th with 74.3 points scored per contest. Tennessee ranks 12th-best in the country by averaging 36.9 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 32nd in college basketball (28 allowed per contest).
When playing at home, the Volunteers are putting up 6.6 more points per game (79.6) than they are on the road (73). With 8.2 three-pointers per game, Tennessee is 98th in the nation. It sports a 34.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 186th in college basketball. The Volunteers are dominating when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank fifth-best in college basketball in treys allowed (4.8 per game) and best in three-point percentage allowed (21.8%).
The Volunteers have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Tennessee has hit the over five times. Tennessee has been putting up 72.7 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 74.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Tennessee has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 57.2 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 54.4 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Georgia Bulldogs
In 2022-23, the Bulldogs are 191st in college basketball offensively (71.1 points scored per game) and 84th on defense (66.1 points conceded). In 2022-23, Georgia is 69th in college basketball in rebounds (34.4 per game) and 124th in rebounds conceded (30.2).
At home, the Bulldogs average 70.8 points per game. On the road, they score 71.2. At 7.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc, Georgia is 213th and 171st in the country, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23 the Bulldogs are 59th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (6.1 per game) and 13th-best in defensive 3-point percentage (28.7%).
The Bulldogs have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. Georgia has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 outings. Over its previous 10 games, Georgia is scoring 72.8 points per game, 1.7 more than its season average (71.1). The Bulldogs have fared worse defensively over their past 10 games, giving up 70.2 points per contest, 4.1 more points their than season average of 66.1.
Tennessee vs. Georgia Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Tennessee, and we project that Tennessee will cover the spread (Tennessee -16.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 135.5 points.
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