Tennessee Volunteers @ Georgia Bulldogs Prediction 1/13/2024

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Prediction 1/13/2024

The Tennessee Volunteers (11-4) travel to face off against the Georgia Bulldogs (12-3) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens and televised on ESPN2. Georgia is coming off a win in their previous game, while Tennessee is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mississippi State. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Georgia Bulldogs

The Tennessee Volunteers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last game to Mississippi State by a score of 77-72, Tennessee’s record on the road this season is 2-4. On the season, the Volunteers are 11-4, and they are 1-1 in Southeastern Conference play.

So far, Tennessee has been the favorite in 12 of their games, going 11-1 in those contests. On the other hand, they are 0-3 when they are the underdog. At home, the Volunteers are a perfect 9-0, and their average scoring margin at home is +21.8.

As the favorite this season, Tennessee has gone 6-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Volunteers have an ATS record of 4-5-1. On the road, Tennessee has an ATS mark of just 2-4 this year and their ATS record over their last 10 road games is 2-8. However, over their last three games as the favorite, the Volunteers have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Tennessee games is 9-6. The average point total in their games is 143.4, which is lower than their average over/under line of 140.2. Currently, the over/under line for today’s game is set at 144.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

The Georgia Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Georgia enters this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-3 in five games as the underdog this season. They have been excellent at home this season, going 10-1 with an average scoring margin of +9.8 points per game. They have won eight straight games at home, and their record in their last 10 games at home is 9-1.

So far this season, the Bulldogs have gone 12-3, including a 2-0 record in Southeastern Conference games. They are coming off of a 76-66 win over Arkansas, and they have won 10 straight games.

As the underdog, Georgia has gone 2-3 against the spread this season and just 2-8 over their last 10 games as the underdog. At home, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of 6-4-1 this year and are 5-4-1 over their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Georgia games is 6-9. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 150 points.

Tennessee Offense Breakdown

The Tennessee offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Mississippi State. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.8% while connecting on 8 threes. Dalton Knecht is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.9. Meanwhile, Jonas Aidoo also brings a PPG average of 11.3 into the game.

Dalton Knecht (G) 15.9 4.2 1.5
Jonas Aidoo (F) 11.3 6.9 1.0
Josiah-Jordan James (G) 10.5 7.0 2.3

Georgia Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Bulldogs’ offense concluded with 76 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Justin Hill with 19 points. Noah Thomasson also added 15 points for the Bulldogs.

Noah Thomasson (G) 12.7 3.4 1.8
Jabri Abdur-Rahim (G) 12.3 3.7 0.4
Justin Hill (G) 9.9 1.8 3.2

Tennessee Team Defense

This season, the Tennessee defense has been impressive, holding the 47th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.1 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Tennessee’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.5% this season.

Georgia Team Defense

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 113rd, allowing 69.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Georgia’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.7% this season.

Volunteers vs Bulldogs Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Volunteers have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 2-8 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 70 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last ten home games, Georgia has an ATS record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 63 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 2-8 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • As the betting favorite, the Volunteers have an ATS mark of just 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Tennessee posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.

Volunteers vs Bulldogs Prediction

The Bulldogs come in as the underdog at +7.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144.5 and our model has the Volunteers and Bulldogs finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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