SEC Tournament: Missouri Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs prediction and college basketball game preview.
Missouri vs Georgia Broadcast
Date: Thursday, March 11
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Network: SEC Network
Missouri (15-8) vs Georgia (14-11) Game Preview
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Why Missouri Will Win
The Tigers are getting exactly what they need – a team struggling as bad as they are.
Georgia has lost three of its last four games and and five of the last seven. The three point shooting has crashed, there are way too many offensive mistakes and turnovers, and the defense is getting ripped allowing over 78 points per game and 70 or more in each of the last nine.
Missouri might be sputtering, but when it hits 45% or better from the field, it’s fine. Georgia has allowed 45% or better in three of its last four games and in five of the last seven.
Why Georgia Will Win
It was as if Missouri was playing with fire.
It wasn’t all that great at doing any one thing at a high level, but it managed to keep on winning on the way to a great start, but everything fell apart in a run of five losses in the last seven games. The offense hasn’t been quite as sharp, and the defense has struggled just enough to make a difference.
Basically, Missouri was able to catch the right breaks for the first few months of the season, and now the timely plays aren’t quite there.
The Tigers don’t force enough mistakes and they’re not making up for the misfires with enough offensive rebounds. Georgia moves the ball around better and is far, far stronger at forcing turnovers.
What’s Going To Happen
Georgia was able to rock Mizzou 80-70 in Athens in mid-February with the offense shooting well – especially from the free throw line – was better on the boards, and held the Tigers to 6-of-26 from three.
Both teams are struggling, but Missouri will get just hot enough offensively for a limited second half stretch to take just a wee bit of control. The Georgia D will be slightly worse than the Missouri version on the inside.
Missouri vs Georgia Prediction, Line
Missouri 80, Georgia 77
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