Montana Grizzlies vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montana Grizzlies vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Montana (+9)
Stegeman Coliseum is the site where and the Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) will play the Montana Grizzlies (0-3) on Tuesday. Georgia opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The over/under opens at 145.
Montana comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 0-3 on the campaign. The Grizzlies are hitting 38.3% on shots from distance (18 of 47) and 63.8% from the charity stripe. They average 66.3 points per game (230th in Division 1) while connecting on 43.9% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a team they commit 24.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Montana is pulling in 29.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 39 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 182nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.7 fouls. They concede 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 169th in the nation in points per game allowed (71.7). The Grizzlies defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.9% (65 of 155) and they surrender 37.7 boards per game as a team. They rank 125th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 37 conceded for the campaign.
The Montana Grizzlies faced the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and went home with a loss by a final score of 75-74 in their last game. Montana ended the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 of 53) and converted 8 of their 14 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Grizzlies knocked down 12 of 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 24 with 2 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 assists in the matchup as well as earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Montana allowed the other team to shoot 50.9% from the floor on 27 out of 53. Southern Utah dished out 13 assists and 9 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Thunderbirds collected 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Southern Utah finished shooting 81.3% from the free throw line by burying 13 of 16 shots. They converted 10 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kyle Owens is someone who was a contributor for the game. He accumulated 21 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He played for 35 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. Owens shot 64.3% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Michael Steadman. He pulled down 7 boards and earned 2 assists. He finished shooting 46.2% from the field for this contest by shooting 6-of-13 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Steadman was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Georgia has a mark of 3-0 for the year. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 21.3 fouls per contest and they hit 76.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 20.3 times per contest (20th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 18.7 times per contest. Georgia has scored 267 points this season (89.0 per game) and they collect 44.0 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 50.8% from the floor, which ranks them 89th in college basketball. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 121st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.3. The Georgia defense allows 23.2% on shots from distance (16 of 69) and their opposition knocks down 63.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.7 assists and 29.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 74th and 27th in D-1. They have forced 19.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (161st in D-1).
When they last played, the Georgia Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 98-65 when they faced the Jacksonville Dolphins. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 31 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for the contest. They rejected 3 attempts while getting 15 steals in this contest. The Dolphins were called for 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. With respect to three-point shots, Georgia converted 8 out of their 23 attempts (34.8%). In all, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 38 for 74 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.4%. The Bulldogs allowed the Dolphins to knock down 25 of their 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.4% in the matchup. They finished shooting 17.4% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 4 out of 23 and finished the contest at 11 out of 24 from the free throw line (45.8%). Concerning rebounding, Georgia allowed Jacksonville to collect 31 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Sahvir Wheeler pitched in for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He made 8 of 18 for the game for a rate of 44.4%, which earned him 21 points. Wheeler grabbed 4 boards in his 32 mins played and had 10 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Georgia was Justin Kier. He notched 11 points in his 32 minutes on the court via 4 out of 8 shooting in this contest. Kier ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field and also earning 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montana (+9)
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