Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky (-7.5)
State Farm Arena is the venue where and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (0-2) will play the Kentucky Wildcats (1-2) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Kentucky as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 141.5.
Kentucky steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 1-2 for the campaign. The Wildcats are connecting on 19.1% on 3-point shots (9 of 47) and 65.7% from the charity stripe. They average 69.0 points per contest (201st in the country) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. They are giving up possession 17.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Kentucky is pulling in 44.7 boards per contest and has 31 dimes so far this season, which is 188th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Wildcats are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Wildcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 35.9% (66 of 184) and they relinquish 34.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 116th in college basketball in allowing assists with 31 relinquished so far this year. They give up 22.4% from beyond the arc while they are 57th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (62.0).
The Kentucky Wildcats took the court against the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 65-62 in their last contest. Kentucky wrapped up the contest having earned a 36.1% FG percentage (22 out of 61) and made 3 of their 21 3-pointers. When shot from the charity stripe, the Wildcats knocked down 15 of their 20 shots for a rate of 75.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 37 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 8 dimes for the game as well as having 7 steals and 12 blocks. Concerning the defense, Kentucky allowed their opponent to shoot 36.1% from the field on 22 of 61. Kansas doled out 9 assists and 8 steals in the game. Moreover, the Jayhawks grabbed 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 12 rejections. Kansas ended up shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by converting 20 of 30 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Olivier Sarr is someone who was pivotal for the game. He notched 8 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He played 14 minutes and snagged 6 rebounds. Sarr finished 66.7% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in the game for the Wildcats was Brandon Boston. He collected 6 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 30.8% from the field in the game by going 4-of-13 (12 points). Overall, Boston played 31 minutes.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss mark of 0-2 for the season. Georgia Tech has scored 193 pts this year (96.5 per game) and they pull down 52.5 boards per game. The Yellow Jackets are responsible for committing 21.5 fouls per game and they go 71.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 40.3% from the floor, which is 291st in Division 1. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (129th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 18.5 times per game. The Yellow Jackets on defense are ranked 291st in the nation in PPG given up with 103.0. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (241st in the country). The Georgia Tech defense gives up 40.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (22 of 55) and their opponents are making 67.9% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 19.0 dimes and 51.5 boards per game, which ranks 273rd and 291st in the nation.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-73 when they played the Mercer Bears. The Yellow Jackets snagged 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the game. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Bears earned 11 fouls for the matchup which got the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.8%. With respect to 3-point shots, Georgia Tech buried 8 of 24 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Yellow Jackets went 28 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.9%. The Yellow Jackets permitted the Bears to bury 27 of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3% for this game. They shot 48.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 of 25 and ended up shooting 17 out of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Mercer to snag 31 in total (7 offensive).
Moses Wright ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Yellow Jackets in this matchup. He made 9 of 16 in this game for a rate of 56.3%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Wright pulled down 5 boards in his 39 minutes and earned 2 assists in this contest. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for Georgia Tech was Michael Devoe. He walked away with 14 points in 34 minutes on the court by way of 4 of 8 from the floor in this matchup. Devoe wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field as well as earning 3 dimes and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (+7.5) and under 141.5 points
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