Photo: flickr Writer: Eric Daniel
The Georgia Bulldogs haven’t been playing up to their expectations so far this season and the NIT will be in this group’s future unless Georgia is able to pick up some elite resume building wins in the SEC. Georgia stands 10-3 overall and 2-1 in conference coming off a less than impressive 71-66 win at home against Missouri. Georgia hasn’t had much in the way of consistent offensive threats this season outside of Maten and Frazier who’re averaging 20.2 and 16 points per game respectively. Georgia leans more on their defensive efforts as the Bulldogs stand 97th in the nation in points allowed compared to 184th in scoring average.
The Ole Miss Rebels were able to come through in their last outing on the road getting past Auburn by a final of 88-85. Ole Miss is one of the better offensive teams in the SEC, but this group has also been a bit porous on the defensive end as the Rebels rank 54th in the nation in scoring average compared to 291st in total defense. Ole Miss has put up some similar results to Georgia this season standing 10-5 overall and 1-2 in the SEC and the Rebels are going to be tough to beat at home through the rest of conference play. The Rebels have a number of offensive threats and Deandre Burnett leads the way averaging 19 points per game.
Ole Miss doesn’t have an elite home court advantage by any means, but the home crowd should still be a factor for the Rebels today going against the Bulldogs. Georgia is too inconsistent on the offensive end for our liking and even with the defensive edge in this matchup we like the home squad to come through and cover the spread.
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