The game that pinged our radar is Georgia traveling to Missouri. Here we have a Georgia team that has senior leadership and blasted Missouri by 18 at home earlier this season. However, the Aggies of Texas A & M came a calling and mopped the floor with Georgia. How will the Bulldogs react to a 35 point loss the next game out? It is this psychological aspect that we will examine in this 7PM start on 1/20.
Key is Maten
Georgia gets the majority of their play with their experience heavy guards. However, the way that they beat Missouri last time was on the inside. Yante Maten has been about the only pleasant surprise for this Bulldog team. A sophomore who seems to be improving each and every game. Even though they are 9-6 overall, their experience at guard and the exuberance of their young front court star has them projected as showing up strong this evening.
Missouri is suffering because of the violations that occurred the 13-14 season. It makes it no easier that at 8-9,1-3 that a post season bid even to the NIT would be a leap. However, they can not play the SEC tournament either. This has the Tigers in a state of limbo. Missouri has an RPI of 146. What makes it worse for head coach Kim Anderson is that the Tigers do look like they are playing out the string when it comes to effort. Straight forward offense with little energy will allow Georgia to clamp down on Missouri tonight.
Very slight movement had Georgia go from – 2 1/2 to -3 and back again. The stalling point on Bulldog investing is their 0-3 record on the road. However, Missouri is very exploitable and has not been giving great effort. Texas A&M was a bad loss but not a reason for Georgia to tank. Look for them to dig in their heels and cover on the road tonight in SEC action. Good fortune and we will see you later today here at HRWager.