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How and what to watch for Georgia vs. No. 11 Alabama

Alabama rebounded from their first conference loss earlier this week, and they’ll see Georgia on Saturday.

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Alabama Crimson Tide guard John Petty Jr. reacts after a dunk against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide picked up their first conference loss last weekend, and they are set to host the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday as they look to stay atop the SEC.

Alabama (16-5, 11-1 SEC) lost 68-65 last Saturday to the then-No. 10 Missouri Tigers for the Tide’s first SEC loss of the year. Alabama got back on the winning track with an 81-78 road win over the South Carolina Gamecocks earlier this week. Leading scorer John Petty Jr. posted a team-high 20 points with eight rebounds. The Crimson Tide are ranked No. 1 in adjusted defensive efficiency heading into this game.

Georgia (12-7, 5-7 SEC) had a three-game winning streak before the Tennessee Volunteers got the best of the Bulldogs 89-81 earlier this week. Freshman guard K.D. Johnson came off the bench to score 22 points for the Bulldogs in 22 minutes of play and added 20 points in the second half. Georgia comes into this game as the No. 90 team in the latest KenPom ratings.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Georgia vs. Alabama on Saturday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Alabama -13
Point Total: 157.5
Money line: Georgia +650, Alabama -1115

  • The total went over in 12 of Georgia’s last 14 road games and eight of their last 12 games overall.
  • Georgia is 6-3 against the spread in their last nine games against Alabama.
  • Alabama is 12-2 straight up in their last 14 games but just 2-4 against the spread in their last six.

The Best Bet

Georgia is playing much better basketball in 2021, and their cover at Tennessee shows what they can do. But they also turn it over at a very high rate, giving it up without a shot on 22.5% of possessions. That plays right into ‘Bama’s hands, who can take live ball turnovers and create points as well as anyone.

Pick: Alabama -13

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