SEC Tournament Betting Odds, Picks (Wednesday, March 11): Georgia-Ole Miss, Arkansas-Vanderbilt


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  • Updated betting odds for Wednesday's Georgia vs. Ole Miss SEC Tournament matchup have the Rebels favored by 3 points, and an over/under of 144.
  • In the later tip, Arkansas is now a 9.5-point favorite over Vanderbilt with a total of 147.5.
  • Check out Collin Wilson's betting breakdown for each game below, complete with full matchup analysis and a betting pick on each SEC game.

The year was 1992 and the SEC Conference Tournament was held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Arkansas and South Carolina were the new kids on the block in the SEC, and Birmingham was flooded with Razorback fans. While football was the reason for conference realignment, basketball was the immediate benefactor.

While the excitement was there with the addition of a Final Four Arkansas team, this was and always has been Kentucky’s tournament.

Only seven times since 1992 has Kentucky not played in the SEC title game.

This year, the Wildcats draw the top overall seed in what should be a wide-open five days of action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

SEC Tournament First Round

No. 13 Georgia vs. No. 12 Ole Miss

  • Spread: Ole Miss -2.5
  • Total: 144
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: SEC Network

This will be the second time Georgia has played Ole Miss this season, with the Rebels winning outright as 6.5-point underdogs on Jan. 25.

Ole Miss shot 52% from the field including 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Despite outrebounding the Rebels by a margin of 10, Georgia shot below 31% from the field. Ole Miss is third in the SEC in adjusted defensive efficiency, creating tough shooting nights for most of the SEC.

Georgia won just a single road game this season, a game (at Vanderbilt). The Bulldogs have fielded the worst defensive team in the SEC  by adjusted defensive efficiency ratings. Particularly, Georgia has allowed the SEC to shoot 55.2% from 2-point territory. Ole Miss’s highest rank in point distribution comes from 2-point range.

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Georgia also likes to go down to the blocks for its points, ranking first in the SEC in 2-point shooting percentage.

Ole Miss is middle of the pack defensively from inside the arc, but does field one of the best squads in steals. Georgia has had issues with turnover rate at times with Sahvir Wheeler and Jordan Harris. Freshman Anthony Edwards has the ability to take over games, but must have elite ball protection to get a Bulldogs victory.

Both Ole Miss and Georgia will have the ability to pound the rock in the paint, so that’s a wash.

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