Vanderbilt at Georgia 1/9/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:20 AM ET

Vanderbilt at Georgia 1/9/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Vanderbilt Commodores visit Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday to play the Georgia Bulldogs. The Commodores fell to 9-4 on the season following an 81-71 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. The Commodores were led in the loss by Simisola Shittu with 21 points while Joy Toye scored 12. The Commodores were hurt at the foul line making just 17 of 29 from the charity stripe.

Georgia fell to 8-5 following its 96-50 loss to Tennessee on Saturday. The Bulldogs trailed by 29 points at the half and the loss was the most lopsided between the two schools in the 156 games the two have played head to head. Derek Ogbeide led the Bulldogs in the loss with 17 points. The loss snapped Georgia’s three-game winning streak. Simisola Shittu is leading Vanderbilt in scoring and rebounding with averages of 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Three other Vanderbilt players are averaging double figures in scoring. The leader in assists is Saben Lee with an average of 3.8 per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 46.7% from the field and 34.5% from 3-point territory.

Rayshaun Hammonds leads the Bulldogs in scoring with an average of 13.8 points per game. Two other Bulldogs are scoring in double figures. Nicolas Claxton leads Georgia in rebounds with an average of 9.8 per game and is the team leader in assists with an average of 2.5 per game. Georgia is shooting 46.8% from the field and 34.4% from 3-point territory.

Although Georgia was embarrassed by Tennessee, the Bulldogs have covered the number in 6 of the last 7 overall, each of the last 5 at home and 6 of the last 8 following a straight up loss. Vanderbilt on the other hand has failed to cover 6 of its last 7 in the SEC and 6 of its last 7 on the road against an opponent with a .600 or higher home winning percentage. Final Score Prediction, Georgia Bulldogs win and cover ATS 70-60.

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