Georgia Bulldogs (10-9) vs Arkansas Razorbacks (11-8)Date : 01/29/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Georgia Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks
The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to battle the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for an all-important Southeastern Conference battle. After winning their first SEC Conference matchup of the season versus the Aggies of Texas A&M, the Razorbacks have now dropped four of their last five conference games, overall. One would have certainly expected for Arkansas to be looking forward to going outside of the conference, for a change, in which to pick up the victory versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road. Nonetheless, this would not be as the Razorbacks could not extend a slim, three point lead at the half as they were outscored 37 – 31 in the second half by the Red Raiders en route to the defeat. Daniel Gafford went perfect from the floor at 7-7 while leading the Razorbacks with 16 points on the night, yet the Razorbacks shot just 42% from the floor on the night while converting just 4 of 18 3-point attempts as they lost their third straight road game.
The Georgia Bulldogs were able to halt a four-game losing streak in their last outing vs Big 12 opponent Texas Longhorns at home as the Bulldogs were able to pull away from Texas in the second half after a high-scoring first half due to a 52-42 run during this time as Tyree Crump led the team with 21 points while also going 6-8 from long range in the much-needed victory for Georgia.
Georgia Bulldogs's Latest Performance :
As stated, Georgia entered its matchup with the Texas Longhorns at home looking to halt a four-game losing streak. During the midst of their losing, their offense as well as its defense has certainly looked as bad as they can get as the offense was only able to average 67 points during this time while the defense has not seemed to have been able to possess any type of consistency on the defensive end of the floor, as well.
This was certainly the case versus the Texas Longhorns as the defense allowed 80 or more points in their second straight game as the Longhorns were able to post 88 points on the night on 48% shooting from the floor as Kerwin Roach II led the team with 16 points while Dylan Osetkowski posted 15 points while pulling down seven rebounds for the Longhorns. On the other hand, the Bulldogs possessed five double-digit scorers as Tyree Crump led the way with 21 points while Nicholas Claxton along with Tesean Hightower had 18 points each for a Georgia team that shot a whopping 60% from the floor on the night alone with 70% from three-point range.
Finally, Georgia was able to heavily outrebound the Texas Longhorns in this contest and while committing 26 turnovers on the night, the Bulldogs were able to force 15 of their own to which they certainly capitalized on throughout the contest en route to the victory. Despite their troubles on both ends, the Georgia Bulldogs continue to hold opponents to just 40% shooting on a nightly basis. Arkansas, on the other hand, also possesses a solid defense as well as they are allowing opponents just 41% shooting from the floor. In all, one should certainly look for this game to be a highly competitive matchup amongst two Southeastern Conference teams that will be looking to come out from the cellar of the conference, moving forward, with a string of victories.
Arkansas Razorbacks 's Latest Performance :
The Arkansas Razorbacks have certainly had a rough go of it both within the conference as well as outside of it as they have struggled on both ends of the floor consistently throughout the season.And while the offense for Arkansas is averaging just 74 points per game leading up to their matchup versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders along with the defense allowing 80 or more points in three of the last four outings as well, the Razorbacks were let down on the defensive end, yet again, as the Red Raiders shot 55% both from the floor as well as from the field in this contest while Arizona shot just 43% as a team.
Of course, the Razorbacks turned the ball over 13 times yet could not capitalize on 17 turnovers for Texas Tech throughout the contest. David Moretti along with Jared Culver led Texas Tech with 21 and 15 points respectively,C while Daniel Gafford led Arkansas with 16 points on the day, as stated. Furthermore,Jalen Harris along with Mason Jones chipped in 11 points each for Arkansas as they have put up just 67 points per game in their last four non-conference games.
As far as the conference is concerned, Arkansas stands at 2-4 in the SEC as they will be able to pick up an all-important victory versus the Missouri Tigers prior to their meeting with Texas Tech. The Razorbacks have won three of their last five at Bud Walton Arena with their two losses coming versus the LSU Tigers along with the Florida Gators, as they lost by an average of six points. Nonetheless, they will be looking to right the ship in this contest versus a Georgia Bulldogs team that has struggled in its own right. In fact, the Georgia has gone winless in its last three road games, overall, as each of those matchups were huge blowouts for the opposition.
How Georgia Bulldogs & Arkansas Razorbacks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Georgia is 12- 7 ATS while the OU is 9 – 10
Arkansas is 9 – 10 ATS while the OU is 10 – 14
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
As stated, one should expect this matchup to be a very interesting and exciting one throughout as both teams will be fighting tooth-and-nail in which to pick up a much-needed conference victory in the end. Of course, Georgia has been atrocious on the road lately as they were unable to get anything done during their last three road outings. On the other hand, Arkansas has played much more competitively at home, nonetheless, are locked into a losing streak of their own at this point in the season.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks
My reason for the pick :
I will back Arkansas in this matchup as I happen to believe that they are the better team at home as opposed to Georgia being on the road. In other words, the Bulldogs have simply played much too atrocious on the road in which to back at this point. Nonetheless, as stated, Arkansas has remained competitive at home despite suffering losses to both LSU as well as Florida most recently. Despite this, look for Arkansas to come out with the vengeance in this matchup in which to pick up a much-needed victory along with a healthy amount of confidence with a win versus a struggling Georgia Bulldogs squad on Tuesday night.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
With the way that both offenses have been up and down throughout the season, I will back the under in this contest as the defenses that will be taking the floor on this night have really done well throughout the season in limiting offensive opportunities for their opponents. And, of course, despite being met with some hiccups here and there, they have remain the saving grace for their team in allowing both Georgia and Arkansas to remain competitive on a nightly basis. With that being the case, look for the under to be the strong play in this matchup as well as both defenses will take center stage throughout in what will be an exciting yet low-scoring contest
Betting trends for Georgia Bulldogs:
- The Bulldogs are 6-4 against the spread in last 10 games
The under is 6 – 4 in Bulldogs last 10 games
Betting trends for Arkansas Razorbacks :
- The Razorbacks are 2-4 against the spread in last 6 games
The under is 8-2 in Razorbacks last 10 games