The Georgia Bulldogs are not a ranked team as of this week, and are down in current NCAA Futures, listed at just +50,000 to win the 2020 NCAA Championship. But a win over the No. 5 Auburn Tigers (+3500 to win the tournament) can get them inside the Top 25 by the time of the next AP Poll update. It’s not an easy task though, as the Tigers are a tough cookie to crack.
Betting Preview for the Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers NCAA College Basketball Game on January 11 2020
Where: Auburn Arena, Auburn
When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 6:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Georgia Bulldogs (10-3 Overall / 0-0 Conference)
The Bulldogs scored a great win last Saturday, as they took down Penny Hardaway’s Memphis TIgers on the road, 65-62. It was Georgia’s first win against a ranked opponent this season, bringing their record to 1-1 straight-up (SU) opposite top 25 squads. (The Bulldogs lost to then No. 3 Michigan State Spartans in a neutral site last November.) The win over Memphis gives the Bulldogs a much-needed boost to their confidence before taking on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday and Auburn on Saturday. Rayshaun Hammons led the team in the Memphis game, as the forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Georgia also shot 10 for 22 from deep, which was a bit uncharacteristic for the team, since the Bulldogs are only shooting a little over 30 percent from the 3-point region. In any case, the Bulldogs are a high-scoring team that is averaging 80.9 points per game — good for 10th in the nation.
The Bulldogs are 3-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games against Auburn.
Betting on the Auburn Tigers (13-0 Overall / 1-0 Conference)
Auburn kept its record spotless after scoring their 13th win in a row to open the season over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the road last Saturday, 80-68. The Tigers are getting the respect they deserve, thanks to their hot start. They also have the stats to back it up. Per KenPom, the Tigers are 18th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency and 21st in adjusted defensive efficiency. The Tigers showed they can win even when they’re not shooting well in the Mississippi State game. The Tigers shot just 41.5 percent from the field and went only 5-for-22 from deep, but they made up for those numbers by holding the Bulldogs to an even atrocious shooting percentages (33.8 FG% and 23.1 3FG%). The Bulldogs, who are averaging 82.0 points per game, as of this writing, should have a better offensive showing against Georgia, which is allowing 72.7 points per game.
The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games against Georgia.
Auburn wins, 72-67.
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