How to bet Kentucky-Georgia and other key weekend CBB games

John Calipari's Kentucky team has stepped up its defense the past few games. Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports

Each Friday on ESPN Insider, ESPN Chalk college basketball handicapper Andrew Lange will give you against-the-spread picks on the biggest games of the weekend. Here's a look at Kentucky-Georgia, Notre Dame-NC State and other intriguing Saturday matchups.

Kentucky Wildcats at Georgia Bulldogs

6 p.m. ET, ESPN

Projected line: Kentucky -6.5
Projected total: 153

In last week's column, we called for the "under" as Kentucky won a grinder against Alabama, 67-58. The Cats then had another strong defensive showing in Tuesday's 83-58 win against Tennessee. Not only was the defense strong, but the contests were also two of the slowest-paced games John Calipari's bunch has played this season.