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Auburn vs Georgia Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Auburn Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs
- Where: Athens at Stegeman Coliseum
- Date: Wednesday, January 4th
- Betting Odds: Auburn -6.5, AUBRN -293 | GA +230 O/U 136.5
Auburn heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-2. So far, the Tigers have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. This season, Auburn has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 11-2. For today’s contest, Auburn have a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.
Auburn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wendell Green Jr. who is averaging 12.69 points per game for the Tigers. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Johni Broome who has hit 49.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.33 points per game.
Auburn comes into today’s matchup vs Georgia, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.7 points per game. Through 13 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Tigers’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 313rd in possessions per game.
The Georgia Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their 14th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Georgia’s leading scorer this season is Terry Roberts who is averaging 14.08 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 18.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.75 rebounds per game and 4.42 assists. Kario Oquendo is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 14.3 points per game. Between him and Oquendo, they are accounting for 33.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia this season, as they are currently ranked 244th in college basketball at 69.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 349th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Bulldogs +6.5
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Auburn Tigers as the favorites to win. Not only do the Georgia Bulldogs have a mediocre record vs the spread at home of late 4-6, but Auburn also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -6.5 in favor of the Tigers is too high and there is good value on grabbing Georgia vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Auburn Tigers as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Georgia taking the points.