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Saturday Headlines: Georgia Gameday Edition

Tonight is a great chance for UK to keep winning.

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The Kentucky Wildcats had a slight hiccup at Texas A&M last Saturday, as their defense couldn’t hold up against an Aggies offense that has been incredibly average, and as a result, John Calipari’s team saw their third loss of the season.

This Wednesday, the Wildcats were a bit better on defense against Mississippi State and bounced back with a win.

This Saturday, Kentucky plays host to the Georgia Bulldogs and oddsmakers seem to believe Kentucky will win by a wide margin.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Kentucky is favored by -11.5 points. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index is also giving the Wildcats an 84.6% chance to win the game.

But will it be that easy for Kentucky?

This Georgia team is 13-4 on the year and has claimed victory in 11 of their last 12 games. They gave Tennessee a run for their money in a close loss last weekend while having already beaten the likes of Florida Mizzou, Arkansas, and South Carolina.

The Bulldogs are also a deep team, with 11 players averaging at least one basket per game.

Kentucky’s offense — led by Antonio Reeves — has been historically great. But their defense has been penetrated by nearly every opponent they’ve faced.

In order to win convincingly (as the oddsmakers predict), the Wildcats will need another strong effort on offense and an improvement on the defensive end of the court.

Let us know your prediction for tonight’s game in the comment section below.

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Headlines

Big Blue Preview: Kentucky vs. Georgia – UK Athletics

Jabri Abdur-Rahim leads Georgia in scoring, averaging 12.8 points per game. The only other Bulldog to average double figures is Noah Thomasson, who posts 12.4 points per outing.

Keaton Daniel Launches Himself Atop The National Leaderboard As More Records Fall – UK Athletics

Senior Keaton Daniel launched his way to the top of the national leaderboard Friday night

Antonio Reeves Means a lot to UK - Vaught’s Views

Is his scoring taken for granted?

Lions drawing bets as favorite vs. Bucs, for Super Bowl run - ESPN

What a time to be alive.

Reunion for 1984 UKK MBB Team is Saturday - Vaught’s Views

They’ll be recognized at halftime.

Falcons complete second interview with Bill Belichick - ESPN

Seems like a done deal.

CBS Sports Experts Agree that Kentucky is a Final Four Team - KSR

Hard to argue against their resume.

Texas A&M reports over $279 million in athletics revenue - USA Today

Woah.

NBA All-Star Game fan votes features 7 former Cats - KSR

Pretty incredible.

Alabama 5 star QB Julian Sayin enters transfer portal - USA Today

Surprised?