Cincinnati Bearcats vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+1)
The Georgia Bulldogs (5-0) host the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-3) at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Georgia as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 144.5.
Cincinnati will take the court with a mark of 2-3 this year. They average 68.2 points per game (242nd in D-1) while connecting on 45.1% from the floor. The Bearcats are shooting 26.9% on 3-pointers (28 of 104) and 65.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cincinnati is grabbing 33.0 boards per game and has tallied 80 assists for the year, which is 127th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.8 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Bearcats are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They rank 172nd in the nation in allowing assists with 67 surrendered for the campaign. The Bearcats are giving up a FG percentage of 42.6% (115 of 270) and they surrender 32.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are conceding 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 152nd in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (68.8).
The Cincinnati Bearcats faced the USF Bulls and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-71 in their last contest. Cincinnati finished the game with a 46.4% FG percentage (26 out of 56) and knocked down 7 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bearcats converted 12 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 27 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 dimes in this matchup while earning 6 steals and 4 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Cincinnati allowed their opponent to shoot 46.4% from the field on 26 of 56. South Florida distributed 15 dimes and 6 steals for the contest. In addition, the Bulls pulled down 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 rejections. South Florida ended up going 58.3% when shooting free throws by converting 7 of their 12 tries. They also made 7 of 17 attempts from downtown.
Tari Eason is a guy who played a role in this contest. He racked up 13 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 24 minutes and also snagged 9 rebounds. Eason ended up going 57.1% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. Someone else that had an impact in the game for the Bearcats was Chris Vogt. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also accumulated 3 dimes. He finished the game at 41.7% from the floor in this contest by going 5-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Vogt was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
Georgia has a win-loss record of 5-0 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks them 121st in the country. Georgia has scored 409 pts on the year (81.8 per game) and they pull down 46.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 17.0 times per game (45th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 17.4 times per contest. The Bulldogs have committed 18.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 68.5% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 97th in the nation in points given up per game with 65.4. They are forcing their opponents into 18.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (133rd in D-1). The Georgia defense allows 26.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (30 of 115) and their opposition makes 68.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 11.2 dimes and 31.4 total boards per game, which ranks 90th and 61st in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs got the win with a final of 79-75 against the Samford Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the matchup. They also rejected 3 shots while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Bulldogs committed 23 personal fouls in the game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 32 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 59.4%. With respect to three-point shots, Georgia converted 6 of 23 attempts (26.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs went 27 out of 63 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Bulldogs permitted the Bulldogs to convert 29 of 69 attempts from the field which had them at 42.0% in the matchup. They went 29.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 31 and finished the contest at 8 out of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Georgia allowed Samford to collect 36 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Sahvir Wheeler pitched in for the Bulldogs in this game. He knocked down 5 of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Wheeler collected 5 boards in his 36 mins and tallied 6 assists in this game. An additional guy that was important for Georgia was Justin Kier. He left the arena with 18 points in 35 minutes on the court via 6 out of 12 shooting for this contest. Kier ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field while totaling 3 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+1)
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