Kentucky vs Georgia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 17 (Wildcats Struggle to Fend Off Rival Bulldogs)

Devon Platana
Kentucky vs Georgia prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Kentucky vs Georgia prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Kentucky vs Georgia Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Kentucky (11-6, 2-3 SEC) vs. Georgia (13-4, 3-1 SEC)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Rupp Arena -- Lexington, Kentucky

The Georgia Bulldogs are set to visit the Kentucky Wildcats for an SEC showdown slated for 9 p/m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Georgia has been showcasing some solid basketball lately, picking up its sixth win in the last seven outings with Saturday's 62-58 victory over Ole Miss. On the other hand, Kentucky has some momentum back after breaking a two-game skid with a 63-56 win against then-No. 5 Tennessee over the weekend.

Can Georgia continue its ascent up the SEC rankings with another win tonight? Or will Kentucky send the Rupp Arena faithful home happy?

Kentucky vs Georgia Odds & Spread

Kentucky enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 133.5 points with the over being favored at -114 odds.

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Kentucky vs Georgia Betting Trends

  • Kentucky is 6-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Wildcats are 5-5 as 9.5-point favorites or more.
  • Out of 17 Kentucky's games so far this year, nine have hit the over.
  • Georgia has 10 wins in 16 games against the spread this season.
  • There have been seven Georgia games (out of 16) that hit the over this year.
Kentucky Rank Kentucky AVG Georgia AVG Georgia Rank
106th 75.5 Points Scored 70.5 211th
114th 66.8 Points Allowed 63.9 48th
15th 36.7 Rebounds 34.9 66th
5th 12.5 Off. Rebounds 9.9 86th
189th 7.4 3pt Made 7.1 220th
25th 16.5 Assists 12.0 275th
97th 11.5 Turnovers 13.1 254th

Kentucky vs Georgia Prediction & Pick

Georgia has found success this season thanks to some disruptive defense. Opponents are only shooting 40.9% from the field (No. 49) and 27.7% from three-point range (No. 8) against the Bulldogs this season, resulting in only 63.9 PPG (No. 41).

Non-stop defensive pressure from Georgia could spell bad news for Kentucky. The Wildcats have averaged .376/.283/.723 shooting splits over their last three games. Georgia's 39.1 rebounds per game (No. 27) prove that they can make the Wildcats pay for any missed shots.

Until Kentucky strings together consecutive impressive performances, it's hard backing the program. Tonight, I'm going with the hotter team and expect Georgia to add to its win total.

Final Score Prediction: Georgia: 69 | Kentucky: 66

Kentucky vs Georgia Best Bet

Though Georgia's win over Tennessee was impressive, it's hard to be comfortable with the Bulldogs as 10.5-point favorites. The Wildcats are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games, 0-6 ATS in their last six at home and 1-6 ATS in their last seven SEC matchups.

Meanwhile, Georgia is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games, also covering the spread in four of its last five SEC games. Considering how the Bulldogs are also 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games against Kentucky, siding with Georgia on the spread is the safest (and best) bet.

Bet: Georgia +10.5 (-104)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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