Notre Dame -3.5 vs. Georgia O/U 130
Recommendation: Notre Dame
It has been a rough start for the Georgia offense with just 60.8 ppg through its first four games. The young Bulldogs have hit only 38% from the field and 23% from the three-point line. They have not faced a very tough schedule of defenses either, as they beat Wofford, Bowling Green and South Dakota State before losing to California last night. The offensive woes for Georgia are self-inflicted. They just don’t have many weapons to use in their half-court offense. Freshman Ken Caldwell-Pope and senior Gerald Robinson lead the team in scoring at 12.5 ppg, but both are hitting 40% or less from the floor. None of the young bigs are capable of doing anything at this point other than hitting open layups and dunks. Georgia won’t be facing a lock down defense tonight against Notre Dame, but the Irish are capable of keeping the Bulldogs in check once again. Notre Dame has enough size inside to force Georgia into perimeter shots and the Irish will bounce back from their blowout loss to Missouri with a consolation win today.