It’s not football, but anytime the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs meet, expect an electric atmosphere – with or without live fans watching. The Crimson Tide will look to end the regular season on a positive note, while the Bulldogs will try to give their dim chances of making the 2021 March Madness a shot in the arm. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs NCAA College Basketball Game on March 6 2021
Where: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
When: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (odds)
Record: 20-6 Overall / 15-2 Conference
Alabama is on a roll again. After losing to the red-hot Arkansas Razorbacks on Feb. 24, 81-66, the Crimson Tide have scored consecutive wins over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (64-59) and the Auburn Tigers (70-58). Alabama shot just 39.7 percent from the field against Auburn but hit 10 3-pointers and forced 23 turnovers, greatly limiting the Tigers’ potential to deal damage on offense. Those 3-point bombs are coming no matter how cold or hot the Crimson Tide are feeling. After all, Alabama is fifth in the nation with 10.7 3-pointers made per game and third with 30.4 attempts from behind the arc per contest. In the first meeting with Georgia, Alabama drowned the Bulldogs with 18-of-30 shooting from long range and pulled off a 115-82 win at home. Jahvon Quinerly came off the bench and scored 16 points, knocking down all four shots from the 3-point area.
Despite Alabama’s high-scoring ways (79.2 PPG), the total has hit the under in four of the Crimson Tide’s last five road games.
Betting on the Georgia Bulldogs (odds)
Record: 14-10 Overall / 7-10 Conference
Georgia could not follow up its upset win over the LSU Tigers, as the Bulldogs went down against the South Carolina Gamecocks in a 91-70 home loss last Saturday, as 4.5-point favorites. That was the first loss against the spread, though, in four games for the Bulldogs, who covered the 4.5 line in their 91-78 home win against LSU on Feb. 23. Georgia can put lots of points on board in a hurry but struggles with ball security. The Bulldogs committed 19 turnovers against South Carolina, and on the season, they are 329th in the nation with 16.3 miscues per contest and 278th with an 18.5 turnover percentage. Sahvir Wheeler is the team’s best player, but he’s got a little Russell Westbrook in him, as he is averaging 4.4 turnovers per game. If he can limit his errors, Georgia will be in a much better position to score an upset at home against the visiting Alabama side. Wheeler had 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four turnovers in the loss to Alabama last month.
Georgia, which is averaging 77.7 points per game, is 3-2 against the spread in the last five meetings at home vs. Alabama.
Alabama wins, 84-70.
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