It may not have the excitement level of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but the Tuesday night college basketball matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs is a big game for both teams. Alabama absolutely needs to hold serve as a favorite with Baylor, Auburn, and Kentucky on the schedule for the next three games. Georgia just needs a win to avoid an 0-7 start in SEC play.
Alabama is a massive favorite in a game with a similarly massive total and a 6:30 p.m. ET tip in Athens.
VSiN college basketball expert Greg Peterson has a best bet for the game:
Alabama Crimson Tide (-14, 160) at Georgia Bulldogs
The Alabama Crimson Tide have had a tough time getting bettors to the window since their win against Gonzaga, with a 1-10 against the spread mark since then entering Tuesday’s tilt with Georgia.
The Bulldogs have also been unkind to bettors with a 4-13 against the spread record in their last 17 games, as the team’s offense has fallen into a rut, ranking 206th in the country in points scored on a per-possession basis.
While Alabama plays at a frenetic pace, ranking 24th entering the week in possessions per game, Georgia has been relatively steady, ranked 152nd in this category.
Tuesday’s clash should also feature a lot of one-and-done possessions, with the Bulldogs 257th nationally in offensive rebound rate, getting a rebound on just 23.8 percent of their misses.
With Alabama shooting just 31.3 percent from 3-point range this season, the total is too high for a pair of untrustworthy teams.
Pick: Under 160
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