SEC Basketball Showdown: Georgia Bulldogs at (21) Missouri Tigers

America East Tournament PreviewGeorgia at (21) Missouri
Time: 8 PM ET
Line: MIS -11.5

Betting Odds courtesy of Bovada

The 12-1 Missouri Tigers have won its last 27 games at home and will try to keep the home cooking going against an SEC opponent in Georgia that college basketball oddsmakers at 5dimes find to be 11.5-point dogs to Mizzou. The Tigers have propelled itself to a 21st ranking and Jordan Clarkson an Jabari Brown are an excellent tandem that could carry this team in March.

The Tigers currently boast the best record in the SEC and Jabari Brown said he feels “like we are in a good position…Our non-conference schedule has prepared us and I feel like we are getting better on both sides of the basketball.”

Brown is averaging 18.4 points per game this season, second only to Clarkson’s 19.3 per game. Earnest Ross also contributes 14 points per game, while no other Tigers scorers are over seven points per contest. The team ranks 35th in the nation in rebounding despite having no one player averaging a very high total. Jordan Williams, III pulls down 7.6 boards per night. The 6’9″ freshman is talented but needs to add weight if he is going to be a true competitor on the blocks.

Georgia has yet to win on the road this season in four tries, but the squad is still .500 because it has won 6-of-8 at home. The team has dropped its past two games to Colorado and George Washington, and the Bulldogs rank low in scoring (197th, 71.8 points per game) and get just 10.4 assists per game.

6’5″ sophomore guard Charles Mann leads the team in scoring with 13 points per game and he also averages 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Mann has struggled with his shot in the last two losses, hitting just 6-of-17 and averaging 11 points per game.

Georgia Trends: 9-2 ATS in last 11 road games; 13-3 ATS in last 16 vs SEC; 17-7 ATS in last 24 overall.

Missouri Trends: OVER 22-8 in last 30 Wednesday games; OVER 19-9 in last 28 vs SEC

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