Bruce Pearl is one of the most loved and hated coaches in college basketball. Pearl’s refusal to cooperate with the NCAA thrills some and disgusts others. Yet there is one thing that everyone can agree on. Pearl is one of the greatest turnaround artists and coaches in all of college basketball. His Auburn Tigers are in a three-way fight with Kentucky and LSU for the SEC regular-season title. Despite their success on the hardwood, it has not translated into Betting on CBB profits. Lack of consistent defense may be the dagger in Auburn’s Final Four hopes.
Auburn Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia|
|Auburn vs. Georgia TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
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Auburn Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Overview
Now War Eagle is a game behind Kentucky for the SEC lead. Auburn has a sportsbook record of 22-3 straight up, 11-14 vs. the odds, and 12-12 over and under. Bruce Pearl’s team has paid in just two of their last seven tilts.
By contrast, Georgia is 12-13 straight up and against the spread with only nine games under the total. UGA has failed to cover three of their last four games. Of major concern is a defense that ranks 307th in the nation. An offense ranked 66th nationally has not been able to offset that pathetic effort.
Key Tigers: G Samir Doughty (16.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 2.6 AST, 41.3 FGPCT, 77.5 FTPCT, 30.2 3PPCT), F Isaac Okoro (13.1 PTS. 4.8 REB, 2.1 AST, 51.4 FGPCT, 66.4 FTPCT, 27.1 3PPCT), G J’Von McCormick (11.8 PTS, 4.2 REB, 4.6 AST, 39.1 FGPCT, 59.8 FTPCT, 29.5 3PPCT)
Key Bulldogs: G Anthony Edwards (19.0 PTS, 5.3 REB, 2.9 AST, 40.6 FGPCT, 76.2 FTPCT, 30.5 3PPCT), F Rayshaun Hammonds (12.5 PTS, 7.2 REB, 1.5 AST, 44.6 FGPCT, 63.9 FTPCT, 31.3 3PPCT), G Sahvir Wheeler (8.6 PTS, 2.5 REB, 4.5 AST, 47.8 FGPCT, 70.5 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT)
Auburn and Georgia Against the spread
The Tigers are:
- 4-13 against the spread in their last 17 away games
- 4-6 under the total on the road
- 11-3 vs. the line in their last 14 games at Georgia
- 3-4-1 under the total head to head away vs. the Bulldogs
- 3-10 on the board in their last 13 games as a favorite
- 4-1-1 over the total as a chalk
The Bulldogs are:
- 10-7 vs. the odds as a dog
- 7-4 over the total in their last 11 games getting points
- 10-7 against the spread in their last 17 home court matchups
- 3-5 under the total at Stegeman Coliseum
- 4-14 on the board in their head to head series with Auburn
- 5-3 over the total vs. the Tigers
Auburn Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Bet on CBB Picks
To begin with, there is no doubt about the Tigers being the better team. War Eagle will almost certainly win the game straight up. Contrarily Auburn will be questionable for the Betting on CBB spread. As mentioned earlier they are poor values in almost all pertinent aspects of this matchup. Public money will likely enhance the problem. Look for UGA to sneak through the back door.
Auburn vs. Georgia Bet on CBB Pick: Georgia Bulldogs
Auburn vs. Georgia Bet on CBB Score Prediction: Auburn 83. Georgia 81