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How and what to watch for No. 20 Missouri vs. Georgia

Missouri and Georgia are coming into Tuesday’s game with back-to-back losses, looking to get back on track.

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Missouri Tigers guard Mark Smith shoots against Arkansas Razorbacks guard Moses Moody during overtime at Mizzou Arena.  Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 20 Missouri Tigers had their three-game winning streak snapped last week and have now lost two in a row, with a tough road matchup coming up against the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday night.

Missouri (13-5, 6-5 SEC) dropped to sixth place in the conference after getting blown out by the Ole Miss Rebels and an overtime loss at home to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. Leading scorer Xavier Pinson scored 23 points, knocking down five 3-pointers in the loss. The Tigers were without one of their best players Jeremiah Tilmon, who missed the game due to a death in the family. It’s unclear if he will be back with the team for Tuesday’s game.

Georgia (12-8, 5-8 SEC) will enter Tuesday’s game in a tie for ninth place in the conference, though the Bulldogs have played well at home winning 10 of 13 games. Like Missouri, the UGA also had a three-game streak snapped with two losses last week, most recently a 115-82 road loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. Georgia’s defense has been a problem this season, and that was on full display as Alabama scored the most points they’ve ever scored in an SEC game in program history. K.D. Johnson scored 22 and 24 points in the Bulldogs’ last two games.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Missouri vs. Georgia on Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30 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: Missouri -3.5
Point Total: 153
Money line: Missouri -175, Georgia +140

Betting splits

Missouri: 67% of action, 67% of bets
Georgia: 33% of action, 33% of bets

  • The total went over in seven of Missouri’s last eight games, and the over hit in nine of Georgia’s last 13.
  • Missouri is 2-4 against the spread in their last six matchups, and Georgia failed to cover in each of their last two.
  • The under hit in eight of the last 11 games between these two teams.

The Best Bet

The advanced stats have Mizzou as one of the luckiest teams in the country in the Top 25, and this is a gut check against a Georgia team that struggles with Quad 1 opponents. But those over stats are just too tempting here.

Pick: Over 153

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