Georgia at UMass College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Georgia Bulldogs head to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia as 3.5 point favorites.
Georgia comes into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 68.1 per contest. UMass has an overall record of 5-5. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-3 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
Yante Maten averages 18.5 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 89%. William Jackson II averages 12.5 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Luwane Pipkins scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Rashaan Holloway averages 9.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and has 0.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia averages 74.5 points per contest this year, which is 198th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 145th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 231st in Division 1. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 179th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 96th with 14.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.1 points per contest, which is 98th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 81st, and they allow 10.8 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in college basketball. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 247th in the country with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 165th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 145th in Division 1. They are 232nd in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 140th in assists per game with 14.7. The Minutemen are 92nd in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Minutemen give up 68.5 points per game, which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 100th and 65th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 64th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Minutemen are 113th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 163rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 118th. In terms of pace they are 271st in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 190th. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 273rd in Division 1. Georgia is 90th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 30th in the nation.
UMass is 62nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 65th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 117th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.9, and their offensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 240th. They are 240th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 165th. As a unit they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia -3.5
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