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CBB Betting: Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Odds and Picks

Cuonzo Martin arrived with great fanfare upon taking the Missouri coaching job.  Initially, Martin brought in a lot of highly regarded transfers. Injuries and lack of depth damaged Final Four hopes in that 2017-18 season.  Martin has built a more substantive Missouri program in his fourth season.  Mizzou has climbed to top ten status.  Most important of all, the Tigers are bona fide March Madness betting contenders.  Coach Tom Crean is struggling to get a foothold in his third season at Georgia.  Progress is slow and methodical.  But the program is better than when he arrived.

Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Information

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
TV Coverage: SEC Network

Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Odds

Missouri -3½ (-110) 153½ (-110)
Georgia +3½ (-110) 153½ (-110)
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#10 Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we get a Georgia team wanting to atone for a humiliating loss to Alabama.  In that game, the Bulldogs were rendered utterly defenseless.  Since defense and effort go together, many saw the debacle as an indictment of Crean’s program.  From a Bitcoin sportsbook perspective, the loss will chase away a lot of casual square money.  Mizzou’s disappointing home loss to Arkansas bothers gamblers as well.  Thus, sharps see a potential opening for Georgia.  Offsetting that is the horrific Bulldogs defense.  It is so bad that many gamblers can’t stomach the risk.

Missouri Losing Value as it Gains Attention

Late on, Missouri has dropped four of their last six to the spread.  Seven of their last eight games soared over the total.  Arkansas scored a Saturday 86-81 win at Missouri as 2.5-point dogs.  Missouri has a 2021 March Madness betting record of 13-5 straight up, 10-8 against the spread, and 11-6 over the total.  To summarize, the Tigers rank 116th out of 350 teams for scoring and 208th for points allowed.  Mizzou is an abysmal 278th for 3-point shooting and 169th for defensive rebounding.  MU is a pathetic 232nd for free-throw shooting.

To show guards Xavier Pinson and Dru Smith are both over 14 points per game.

Defenseless Georgia Not Ready for Prime Time

Last time out for Georgia was a 115-82 loss at Alabama.  It was the second time in three games UGA failed to cover.  Three of their last four contests cleared the bet on NCAA basketball total.  Georgia is 12-8 straight up, 10-9 against the spread, and 12-7 over the total.  Overall, the Bulldogs rank 53rd for scoring offense but 319th for points allowed.  Georgia is a disturbing 277th for 3-point shooting and 226th for free throw percentage.  UGA ranks 229th for defending 3-point shots.

Guards KD Johnson and Sahvir Wheeler are both averaging over 13.5 points per game.

Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs Against the Spread

Mizzou is 8-11 against the spread after a loss.  Also, the Tigers are 8-11 on the board in away games.  In SEC action, Mizzou is 13-16 vs. the line.  Following a loss, Missouri is 11-7-1 over the total.  In away games, the Tigers are 9-9-1 over and under.  And in SEC games, Mizzou is 19-9-1 to the over.

Georgia is 15-14 against the spread at home.  Following a loss, UGA is 11-12 on the board.  And in SEC games, Georgia is 15-17 vs. the line.  To summarize, Georgia is 16-13 over the total at home.  In SEC games, the Bulldogs are 20-11-1 to the over.  And after a loss, Georgia is 14-8-1 over the number.

On the whole, Mizzou has covered four of their last six against Georgia.  Eight of the last 11 between these teams stayed under the total.  MU has covered two in a row at Georgia.  Four of the last five in this series at Georgia went under the total.

Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Tigers have the better of this series.  And Mizzou needs to enhance their 2021 March Madness betting credentials.

Mizzou at Georgia CashBet Best Bet: 

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