UMass at Georgia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Stegeman Coliseum to play the Georgia Bulldogs on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia as 5.5 point favorites.
UMass heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 79.8 points per contest while giving up 74.6 per game. Georgia has an overall record of 7-4. They are averaging 78.1 points per game and surrendering 70.4, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-7-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 9-3-0 against the over/under
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 8-3-0 against the spread
The Georgia Bulldogs are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luwane Pipkins comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jonathan Laurent averages 12.1 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rayshaun Hammonds averages 14.7 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Nicolas Claxton averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 67th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 60th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 215th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 208th with 13.1 per game. The Minutemen allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 247th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 203rd and 208th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 85th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 285th place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia is 97th in the country with 78.1 points per game this year. They are 82nd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 189th in the nation. They are 8th in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 76th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Bulldogs are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.8. The Bulldogs surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 157th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 70th in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 198th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 69th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 77th. They are 105th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 48th. As a unit they are 67th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 120th in D-1. UMass is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia is 25th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 104.5, which is ranked 176th. They are 42nd in D-1 in pace with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 123rd. As a unit they are 100th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UMass/Georgia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia -5.5
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