Second true road game
Georgia suffered a 84-70 setback to the Colorado Buffaloes in its first true road game of the season last time out, but it managed to cover the number, as 15.5-point underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, due to shooting 50 percent from the field.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Bulldogs are 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS as road underdogs of 6.5 to 9 points, with the OVER going 3-1 in that situation.
George Washington had its six-game winning streak snapped in dropping a 72-55 decision to the Kansas State Wildcats as 4.5-point road underdogs Tuesday, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.
College basketball handicappers might anticipate a bounce-back effort in this spot, considering the Colonials have won their last seven home games dating back to the 2012-13 campaign.
Shooting the basketball
The Bulldogs rank 39th nationally in field goal percentage, which has led to them averaging nearly 13 points more per game than a season ago.
Georgia has four players averaging double figures, with sophomore guard Charles Mann leading the way at 13.2 points a contest, while forward Nemanja Djurisic provides a lift from the bench at 11.4.
From long distance
The Colonials will try to gain revenge from last year’s 52-41 loss to the Bulldogs as four-point road underdogs, as they shot just 24.6 percent from the field and missed all 12 shots from beyond the arc.
George Washington leads the Atlantic 10 Conference in three-point shooting percentage, with guard Maurice Creek knocking down 36 shots from that distance during the 2013-14 campaign thus far.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Bulldogs as their NCAA basketball pick for this one, as the Colonials have gone 0-7 SUATS in their last seven games versus SEC opponents.
College Basketball Pick: Georgia Bulldogs +9.5