Against The Spread Pick
The Georgia Bulldogs looked good in non-conference play but their SEC run has been a nightmare and they are 4-11 in conference play compared to the 6-9 mark of the Razorbacks. Arkansas is in good form as of late and two of their six conference wins have come back to back in their last two games. This included an 86-69 blasting of Tennesse on Wednesday night as 4.5 point favorites. Mason Jones went off in the game scoring 37 points and moving his already ridiculous average to now sit at 21.1 ppg, leading the SEC in that category. Anthony Edwards – a future top pick in the NBA draft – has been the entire Georgia offense for much of this season. He scored 36 as they lost by four to South Carolina in overtime last time out and he will want to prove his worth in this one. While Edwards is a legitimate star, Arkansas is the better overall team and the pick here is with the Razorbacks.
Over Under Pick
This could be a sneaky candidate for the best game of the day in the major conferences. If Edwards and Jones go shot for shot with each other as sometimes happens in games with a couple of star scorers, then this could blow past the total. The other aspect to consider here is that the Razorbacks have Isaiah Joes back and in scoring form. Joe missed most of February with a knee problem and the Razorbacks’ offense just wasn’t the same without him Joe scored 22 points last time out and he and Jones could easily push this total from the Razorbacks side without much help from their teammates. Add in the fact that neither of these teams is particularly good defensively and that Arkansas is still looking at an NCAA Tournament bid with a strong – and impressive looking – finish, and you have all the ingredients for this to go over the total.