Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Georgia Bulldogs travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 4.5 point favorites.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 15-12 and a road record of 4-6. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-10. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 16-10 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 11-13 against the spread.
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Yante Maten comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. J.J. Frazier averages 17.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Georgia. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Braxton Key averages 12 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Dazon Ingram averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Georgia averages 72 points per contest this season which ranks them 194th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 156th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 314th in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 65th and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 13.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 35th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 240th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 250th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 284th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 262nd with 14.2 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 149th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 102.2 and they assist on 54.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Georgia turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Bulldogs give up 71.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 72.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.8 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 100.8 and 48% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.6%. The Crimson Tide give up 63.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 13-10 against the spread
The Georgia Bulldogs are 13-10 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-13 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-13 against the over/under
Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
02/22/17 F Yante Maten Knee out indefinitely
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out for season
02/18/17 G Brandon Austin Back out for season
02/18/17 F Shannon Hale Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -4.5
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