Samford Bulldogs vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samford Bulldogs vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Samford (+16.5)
Stegeman Coliseum is the site where and the Georgia Bulldogs (4-0) will take on the Samford Bulldogs (3-1) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Georgia as 16.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 142.
Samford will take the court with a record of 3-1 so far this season. They are averaging 92.0 points per contest (13th in the nation) while hitting 50.9% from the field. The Bulldogs are hitting 38.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (39 of 102) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Samford is snagging 44.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 79 assists on the campaign, which ranks 62nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per game and as a group they commit 21.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. The Bulldogs defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.6% (99 of 250) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 184th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 56 relinquished on the year. They are giving up 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 247th in the country in opponents PPG (76.8).
The Samford Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Belmont Bruins and earned the victory with a final of 96-83 in their last contest. Samford finished the contest with a 52.5% FG percentage (31 of 59) and made 14 of 30 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 20 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected 47 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 dimes in the matchup while having 2 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defense, Samford allowed 52.5% from the field on 31 out of 59. Belmont doled out 11 assists and 7 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Bruins grabbed 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Belmont walked away from this one shooting 74.4% from the charity stripe by making 29 of their 39 attempts. They buried 10 of their 41 shots from 3-point range.
A.J. Staton-McCray is one player who saw a lot of minutes in the matchup. He racked up 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins and also snagged 6 boards. Staton-McCray shot 62.5% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Bulldogs was Christian Guess. He grabbed 9 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 80.0% from the field for this game by shooting 4-of-5 (13 points). When the game finished, Guess played 18 minutes.
Georgia has a mark of 4-0 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are hitting on 47.9% from the floor, which ranks 106th in the country. Georgia has scored 330 pts this year (82.5 per contest) and they pull in 46.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 18.0 times per game (39th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 18.5 times per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.4% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 69th in the country in PPG given up with 63.0. The Georgia defense gives up 25.0% from downtown (21 of 84) and their opponents are making 67.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 10.5 dimes and 29.8 rebounds per game, which is 61st and 26th in D-1. They are able to force 19.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the floor (124th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Georgia Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 63-50 when they faced the Montana Grizzlies. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 48 in the matchup. They also stuffed 3 attempts while earning 10 steals in the game. The Grizzlies committed 16 fouls in this contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 44.4%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia converted 5 of 23 attempts (21.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs finished 27 out of 68 from the field which gave them a rate of 39.7%. The Bulldogs permitted the Grizzlies to make 18 out of their 51 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.3% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 5 out of 15 and finished the contest at 9 of 10 at the charity stripe (90.0%). In regard to rebounding, Georgia permitted Montana to pull down 26 in total (2 on the offensive side).
Justin Kier was important for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He converted 5 out of 11 in the matchup for a rate of 45.5%, which got him 12 points. Kier snagged 6 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and accounted for 2 dimes in this contest. Someone else that was important for Georgia was Toumani Camara. He walked away with 15 points in 34 minutes played via 7 of 13 from the floor for this game. Camara wrapped this one up going 53.8% from the field in addition to collecting 2 assists and 17 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia (-16.5)
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