It will be a battle between SEC opponents when the No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats (13-4, 4-1 SEC) welcome the Georgia Bulldogs (11-6, 1-3 SEC) to the Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, and will air on ESPN.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats Free Prediction
The last time the Bulldogs played, they were blown out by the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 91-59. Mississippi State’s 53.8 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over Georgia, who had a rate of 27.8. Anthony Edwards led Georgia in scoring with 19 points on 5-for-16 shooting.
The Wildcats were victorious over the Arkansas Razorbacks in their last matchup, 73-66. The Wildcats had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 30.7) and held the Razorbacks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.404 (below their season average of 0.510). With 13 points and 10 rebounds, Immanuel Quickley had a solid performance for Kentucky.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. Tyrese Maxey recorded 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the first matchup, in which the Wildcats beat the Bulldogs 78-69. The Wildcats had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.8 vs. 21.6) and had a better turnover percentage (14.5 vs. 17.3).
A focal point for the Kentucky offense is getting to the free throw line. The Wildcats rank third in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.316), but Georgia is among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 17th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.155).
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Kentucky ranks 44th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Georgia ranks 220th (37.4).
The Bulldogs rank 131st in three pointers attempted per game (22.6) while the Wildcats rank 293rd (15.5).
Georgia ranks 49th in steals per game (7.9) while Kentucky ranks 194th (5.3).
The Wildcats rank 60th in assists per game (14.8) while the Bulldogs rank 174th in assists allowed per game (13.5).
Kentucky averages 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 24th in the country. Georgia ranks 124th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Bulldogs have been outscored by an average of 8.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Georgia has defeated opponents by an average of 3.3 points.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (0.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (4.6 above their season average).