Dawgs Tip Off SEC Play
Following a conference-opening 61-58 win against Florida, the No. 22 Auburn Tigers (11-2, 1-0) travel to take on the Georiga Bulldogs (10-3, 0-0). After going 6-1 and 5-2 against the spread (ATS) over the last seven games, Georgia hopes to carry its success to SEC play.
Will the Bulldogs extend their 8-0 home record, or will the Tigers grab their second conference win?
Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Auburn vs Georgia. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.
Auburn’s Streaky Shooting
Last season, the Auburn Tigers were one of college basketball’s best teams with an elite frontcourt. As we enter full-time conference play, Auburn is off to a good start at 11-2. However, the Tigers are 1-4 ATS over their last five games.
The defense has been a strength once again, as Auburn ranks 11th in Kenpom’s defensive efficiency. Plus, the unit ranks in the 94th percentile of opponent shooting and fifth in opponent 3-point percentage. Over the last two games, the Tigers have surrendered 59.5 points per game while opponents shot 20.5% on 3-pointers.
The inefficiency of Auburn’s offense has been a major weakness. Forwards Johni Broome (12.3 points) and Jaylin Williams (10.3 points) have provided solid production in the frontcourt while shooting better than 48% from the floor. However, guards Wendell Green Jr. (12.7 points) and K.D. Johnson (9.8 points) are shooting under 39% from the floor and below 30% on 3-pointers.
Overall, the Tigers have a sporadic, inconsistent offense. Georgia ranks 82nd in defensive efficiency, which will be a good opportunity to get back on track after Auburn shot 38.2% in the previous game.
The Georgia Bulldogs have been the punching bag of the SEC for several years. The program made a coaching change in the offseason, hiring former Florida coach Mike White. The Bulldogs brought in six transfers to retool the roster. So far, it’s paid off with Georgia at 10-3. Plus, the Dawgs are rolling into conference play on a three-game winning streak.
However, the Bulldogs are still expected to finish towards the bottom of the SEC with +15000 odds to win the conference. Taking down a top-25 opponent to open conference play would certainly open up some eyes.
To defeat Auburn, Georgia will need to lean on guard play. Mainly leading scorers Kario Oquendo (14.3 points) and Bradley transfer Terry Roberts (14.1 points). Oquendo has totaled at least 12 points in six of the last seven games, and Roberts recorded at least 20 points in two of the last four games.
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Auburn vs Georgia Head-to-Head
Since 2020, Auburn is 4-2 and 3-3 ATS in its last six meetings with Georgia. The Tigers are also 4-1 in their last five trips to Athens.
Auburn vs Georgia Game Information
- Game: Auburn (11-2, 1-0 SEC) vs Georgia (10-3, 0-0)
- Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Auburn vs Georgia Live Stream: TBS.com
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Auburn vs Georgia Picks & Prediction
This is a tough game to figure out. Georgia is not a proven commodity, ranking 99th in Kenpom ratings and 345th in the strength of schedule. Plus, Auburn’s offense is a mixed bag. For example, the Tigers scored 84 points while shooting 55.9% and 8 of 17 on 3-pointers on Dec. 21 against Washington. In the next game, Auburn shot 38.2% and 3 of 14 from three against Florida.
Overall, backing the Tigers is the safest bet. This is a team filled with experience and they have an advantage in the frontcourt. Broome and Williams have shot better than 48% from the floor, while Georgia’s opponents shoot 48.4% on 2-pointers (136th).
The Auburn Tigers are listed at -335 in our Vegas NCAAB lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Auburn, you have a chance to win $30. The Georgia Bulldogs are +272, offering a chance to win $272 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Auburn a 77.01% chance to win, with Georgia at 26.88%.
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