Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (+3.5)
The Georgia Bulldogs (7-0) play the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3) at Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday. Georgia opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 141.5.
Mississippi State will enter this contest with a mark of 5-3 on the campaign. They average 73.0 points per outing (175th in Division 1) while hitting 46.5% from the field. The Bulldogs are hitting 37.0% on three-point attempts (50 of 135) and 58.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Mississippi State is grabbing 40.8 boards per contest and has racked up 104 assists so far this season, which is 135th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.4 fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. The Bulldogs defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.4% (173 of 439) and they concede 28.9 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 250th in college hoops in giving up assists with 108 surrendered on the season. They are relinquishing 34.1% from 3-point land while they are 60th in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.5).
The Mississippi State Bulldogs faced the MVSU Delta Devils and earned the victory with a final of 87-48 in their last game. Mississippi State finished the game with a 55.9% FG percentage (33 of 59) and converted 9 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 12 of 22 shots for a percentage of 54.5%. With regard to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 dimes for the contest while having 9 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to defense, Mississippi State let their opponent shoot 55.9% from the field on 33 out of 59 shooting. MVSU recorded 11 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Delta Devils pulled down 21 rebounds (6 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 2 blocks. MVSU ended up going 80.0% at the free throw line by converting 4 of 5 tries. They converted 10 out of their 39 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Iverson Molinar is a player who had an impact for the matchup. He racked up 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played 27 minutes and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Molinar finished 60.0% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Bulldogs was D.J. Stewart. He collected 3 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He shot 62.5% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 5-of-8 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Stewart played for 28 minutes.
Georgia has a win-loss record of 7-0 on the season. Georgia has totaled 568 points this season (81.1 per game) and they collect 44.7 rebounds per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls every game while shooting 70.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.7% from the field, which ranks 97th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 16.1 times per contest (66th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 17.6 times per game. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 79th in the nation in points given up per game with 64.7. The Georgia defense gives up 27.6% on 3-pointers (47 of 170) and opponents are connecting on 65.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 10.7 dimes and 32.1 total boards per game, which is ranked 59th and 78th in college hoops. They are able to force 19.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (95th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 76-58 when they played the Northeastern Huskies. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup. They also stuffed 4 attempts while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The Huskies earned 19 fouls in this game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 64.7%. Regarding three-point attempts, Georgia made 5 of their 13 attempts (38.5%). When all was said and done, the Bulldogs shot 30 out of 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.8%. The Bulldogs allowed the Huskies to convert 22 of 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.3% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 46.2% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 26 and ended up shooting 2 of 4 from the charity stripe (50.0%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Georgia permitted Northeastern to collect 26 in total (11 offensive).
Andrew Garcia ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs for the game. He made 6 out of 8 for the game giving him a rate of 75.0%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Garcia snagged 5 rebounds in his 23 minutes and totaled 2 dimes for the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Georgia was Toumani Camara. He totaled 13 points in 25 minutes played via 4 out of 8 from the floor in this matchup. Camara ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 3 dimes and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia (-3.5)
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