Northeastern Huskies vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northeastern Huskies vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Northeastern (+10)
The Northeastern Huskies (1-2) travel to Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Georgia Bulldogs (6-0). Georgia opens this game as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 144.5.
Northeastern will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-2 on the season. They average 71.0 pts per contest (211th in the nation) while hitting 45.3% from the field. The Huskies are connecting on 33.9% on shots from downtown (21 of 62) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Northeastern is pulling down 34.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 44 assists on the year, which ranks 287th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 22.0 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 fouls. The Huskies defense is allowing a FG percentage of 43.8% (105 of 240) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 57th in D-1 in giving up assists with 50 conceded this year. They concede 31.6% from beyond the arc while they are 248th in D-1 in PPG allowed (74.3).
The Northeastern Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against the Old Dominion Monarchs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-62 in their last game. Northeastern ended the game with a 39.7% field goal percentage (25 of 63) and converted 7 of 24 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Huskies converted 5 of their 7 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in the game as well as getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defense, Northeastern allowed their opponent to shoot 39.7% from the floor on 25 out of 63. Old Dominion recorded 18 assists and 8 steals in the game. In addition, the Monarchs snagged 31 rebounds (4 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Old Dominion finished the game shooting 100.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 8 shots. They also knocked down 6 out of their 15 attempts from 3-point range.
Shaquille Walters is one guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He had 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and snagged 6 rebounds. Walters finished the game at 42.9% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. Someone else that played a role in the game for the Huskies was Tyson Walker. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also earned 8 dimes. He finished 23.5% from the field in the matchup by shooting 4-of-17 (10 points). Overall, Walker played 36 minutes.
Georgia has a win-loss record of 6-0 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.3% from the floor, which ranks 107th in Division 1. Georgia has tallied 492 pts for the campaign (82.0 per contest) and they snag 45.3 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per contest (55th in the nation) and they turn it over 18.2 times per contest. The Bulldogs are committing 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 71.4% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 102nd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 65.8. They have allowed 10.8 dimes and 32.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 69th and 81st in college basketball. The Georgia defense allows 24.3% on shots from 3-point land (35 of 144) and their opposition makes 66.0% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 19.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (120th in D-1).
When they last played, the Georgia Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 83-68 against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Bulldogs were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the game. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The Bearcats had 24 personal fouls in this game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of those for a rate of 84.0%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Georgia made 4 of 13 attempts (30.8%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs finished 29 out of 59 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.2%. The Bulldogs permitted the Bearcats to make 26 of 67 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.8% for the contest. They went 17.2% from beyond the arc by going 5 of 29 and finished the contest at 11 out of 20 from the free throw line (55.0%). When discussing attacking the glass, Georgia allowed Cincinnati to get 32 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Sahvir Wheeler was pivotal for the Bulldogs for the contest. He buried 4 of 14 for the game for a rate of 28.6%, which got him 12 points. Wheeler grabbed 2 rebounds in his 35 minutes and added 7 dimes for the game. An additional guy who saw a lot of minutes for Georgia was Justin Kier. He was able to score 18 points in 33 minutes on the court by going 6 of 11 from the floor for the game. Kier finished going 54.5% from the floor as well as collecting 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Northeastern (+10)
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