Tuesday, February 19, 2008

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treaure

Georgia @ Kentucky
I asked Tubby Smith for his prediction on the game, but he was busy shoveling snow in his driveway. If you take out the Vanderbilt game last week, Kentucky has been playing much better in SEC play that started with a win over Vanderbilt. So are the Wildcats headed for a downturn now? I don't think so because they have shown they can win at home or on the road. A few weeks back they beat Georgia in Athens behind the play of Patrick Patterson inside and Joe Crawford's sharpshooting from the Perimtere. I look for Billy Gillespie to pound it again with his talented freshman. For Georgia, they get back their best pure scorer Billy Humphrey after a 3 game suspension. In his absence, PG Sundiata Gaines has picked up the slack with superb efforts in a big win over South Carolina and close loss to Tennessee. In the end, I think Patterson is too much on the inside for Georgia. I would put the line at around -220.
Prediction: Kentucky

Season: 49-13 (79%)
SEC: 24-5 (83%)

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