SMU vs Georgia NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2019
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia -4.5
The SMU Mustangs travel to Stegeman Coliseum to play the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday, December 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia as 4.5 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 63.1 per contest. Georgia has an overall mark of 6-3. They are averaging 83.1 points per contest and giving up 76.7, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 5-4-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-2-0 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
12/09/19 G Jordan Harris Suspension is out indefinitely
12/04/19 F Amanze Ngumezi Suspension is out indefinitely
Tyson Jolly comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Isiaha Mike averages 15.3 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Anthony Edwards averages 19.8 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Rayshaun Hammonds averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 171st in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 67th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.8 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 43rd and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 258th place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia is 12th in the country with 83.1 points per game this year. They are 74th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 20th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 80th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Bulldogs are 65th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Bulldogs surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 314th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 289th and 294th in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 161st with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 274th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Mustangs are 26th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.9. In terms of pace they are 318th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 97th. As a team they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 155th in Division 1. SMU is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 71st. They are 13th in D-1 in pace with 77.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 129th. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Georgia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia -4.5
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