Jacksonville Dolphins vs Georgia Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jacksonville Dolphins vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville (+15.5)
Stegeman Coliseum is the site where and the Georgia Bulldogs (2-0) will take on the Jacksonville Dolphins (3-0) on Friday. Jacksonville opens this matchup as 15.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 143.
Jacksonville heads into this matchup with a record of 3-0 so far this year. The Dolphins are hitting 46.2% on shots from distance (30 of 65) and 65.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 81.0 points per outing (78th in the nation) while connecting on 50.6% from the field. They turn it over 17.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.0 fouls per game. As a team, Jacksonville is snagging 39.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 47 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 67th in the country in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Dolphins are able to force 19.7 turnovers every game while drawing 21.7 fouls. They currently rank 115th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 28 surrendered so far this season. The Dolphins defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 35.3% (65 of 184) and they relinquish 37.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 26.9% on shots from distance while they are 33rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (57.7).
The Jacksonville Dolphins stepped onto the hardwood against the Presbyterian Blue Hose and took home the win by a score of 78-65 in their last contest. Jacksonville finished the game with a 55.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 54) and buried 7 of their 14 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Dolphins converted 11 of 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 32 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in the game in addition to having 10 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Jacksonville allowed 55.6% from the field on 30 of 54. Presbyterian recorded 10 assists and 6 steals in the game. On top of that, the Blue Hose collected 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Presbyterian finished the game shooting 47.1% at the free throw line by making 8 of 17 attempts. They made 9 of their 25 shots from distance.
Bryce Workman is one player who saw a lot of minutes in the game. He ended up with 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 22 mins played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Workman walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the field and recorded 4 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Dolphins was Tyreese Davis. He grabbed 3 boards and earned 2 dimes. He finished shooting 87.5% from the field in the game by shooting 7-of-8 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Davis was on the court for 28 minutes.
Georgia has a record of 2-0 so far this year. The Bulldogs are committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they hit 75.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 18.5 times per game (40th in the nation) and they are turning it over 20.0 times per contest. Georgia has tallied 169 points on the season (84.5 per game) and they grab 42.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 50.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 117th in college hoops. The Bulldogs are ranked 121st in the nation in PPG given up with 68.5. They have given up 12.0 dimes and 28.0 rebounds per contest, which is 125th and 19th in D-1. The Georgia defense concedes 26.1% on 3-point shots (12 of 46) and their opponents are making 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the field (149th in Division 1).
When they last played, the Georgia Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 84-62 when they faced the North Georgia Nighthawks. The Bulldogs were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this contest. They blocked 2 shots while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Nighthawks earned 23 fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 17 of them for a clip of 73.9%. When it comes to three-point shots, Georgia buried 5 of their 14 tries (35.7%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 31 for 59 from the field which had them sitting at 52.5%. The Bulldogs permitted the Nighthawks to make 20 of their 61 tries from the field which had them sitting at 32.8% in this matchup. They shot 30.3% from distance by shooting 10 of 33 and ended up going 12 of 13 from the free throw line (92.3%). When talking about rebounds, Georgia allowed North Georgia to collect 24 in all (6 offensive).
Sahvir Wheeler ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for this game. He made 5 of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which got him 12 points. Wheeler snagged 4 boards in his 35 minutes played and accounted for 12 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Georgia was Tye Fagan. He left the arena with 21 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood via 9 out of 10 shooting in the matchup. Fagan wrapped this one up going 90.0% from the floor while totaling 2 dimes and 10 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia (-15.5)
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