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NCAAB Betting: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Preview & Analysis 01/20/21

NCAAB Betting: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Odds and Picks

Namely, John Calipari is the reputed master of “one and done” recruiting.  Other schools have copied Calipari’s formula.  But Calipari has had more success with one and done players than anyone else in the country.  Indeed, Kentucky has thrived as a March Madness betting favorite with such players.  Until now.  From this point, Kentucky has been an unmitigated disaster.  Calipari has struggled to keep his players motivated.  Lack of commitment to the program has frustrated fans.  In like manner, Tom Crean is struggling at Georgia.  Crean’s program perpetually flops against the best.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
TV Coverage: SEC Network

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Odds

Kentucky -3½ (-110) 144½ (-110)
Georgia +3½ (-110) 144½ (-110)
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Kentucky Wildcats at Georgia Bulldogs CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we have two struggling programs in peril.  Kentucky is the ultimate best sportsbook online name brand.  Thus, they will always draw casual money.  Sharps are off Kentucky for that very reason.  Paying for a name brand that fails can be quite expensive.  But Georgia offers little to gamblers wanting an alternative.

Kentucky Blues Turn into Red Ink for Gamblers

Late on, Kentucky has continued to drop in 2021 March Madness betting esteem.  UK has covered only one of their last four games.  Two of their previous three stayed under the total.  Kentucky is 4-8 straight up, 4-7-1 against the spread, and 3-9 under the total.  Overall, the Wildcats rank 270th for scoring and 133rd for points allowed.

There are no metrics that offer comfort for Kentucky fans.  UK ranks 271st of 350 teams for field goal percentage.  And an even worse 303rd for 3-point field goals.  Further, Kentucky ranks 197th for free throw percentage.  Defensively they’re marginally better but still not right.  To illustrate, the Wildcats rank 123rd against opposition 3-point field goals.  And 186th for defensive rebounding.  Guard Brandon Boston Jr leads Kentucky with 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Georgia Is Crean-ing in the Wrong Direction

Also, the Bulldogs have hit a bad bet on NCAA basketball stretch.  Georgia has covered only two of their last five.  And has gone over the total five straight times.  Georgia is 8-4 straight up, 6-5 vs. the odds, and 8-3 over the total.  UGA ranks 52nd for scoring offense but 274th for points allowed.  Defensively the Bulldogs rank 233rd against opposition field goals.

Georgia ranks an abysmal 213th for 3-point shooting and 216th for free throw percentage.  Guard KD Johnson leads UGA with 17.5 points per game. In contrast, forward Toumani Camara averages 14 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.

Kentucky Wildcats at Georgia Bulldogs Against the Spread

Overall, the Wildcats are 21-21-1 against the spread.  Kentucky is 10-4-1 on the board on the road.  In SEC games, U of K is 13-10 vs. the odds.

Kentucky is 19-24 under the total.  While on the road, the Wildcats are 8-7 to the over.  And against the SEC, Kentucky is 13-10 over the number.

To summarize, Georgia is 22-21 against the spread.  At home, the Bulldogs are 13-12 vs. the odds.  And against the SEC, the Dawgs are 11-13 on the board.

Georgia is 27-15-1 over the total.  While at home, the Bulldogs are 15-10 to the over.  And in SEC games, the Dawgs are 16-7-1 over the total.

Kentucky has paid in three of their last four games with Georgia.  And then the previous two meetings between these teams cleared the total.  Kentucky covered their previous two visits to Georgia.  Four of the last five in this series went over the total.

Kentucky Wildcats at Georgia Bulldogs CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted, Kentucky has the advantage in this series.  It is true that the Wildcats are not a 2021 March Madness betting contender.  But Georgia is not as talented.  And there is no home crowd to give them an edge.

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