Tennessee vs Georgia Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia -2.5
The Tennessee Volunteers head to Stegeman Coliseum to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Georgia as 2.5 point favorites.
Tennessee comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 66.3 points per game while giving up 59.3 per contest. Georgia has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 78.7 points per contest and giving up 73.9, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-9-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 9-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
12/21/19 F Amanze Ngumezi Left Team is out for season
12/09/19 G Jordan Harris Suspension is out indefinitely
Jordan Bowden comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 83%. John Fulkerson averages 11.4 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Anthony Edwards scores 18.7 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Rayshaun Hammonds averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 66.3 points per contest, which is 302nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 267th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 265th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 126th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 111th with 14.3 per game. The Volunteers allow 59.3 points per contest, which is 11th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 225th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 32nd place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia is 32nd in the nation with 78.7 points per contest this season. They are 68th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 299th in the NCAA. They are 24th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 57th in assists per game with 15.2. The Bulldogs are 52nd in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Bulldogs give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 288th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 232nd and 210th in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 266th with 37.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 239th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Volunteers are 246th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.3. In terms of pace they are 292nd in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 262nd. As a team they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 170th in Division 1. Tennessee is 68th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 129th. They are 29th in D-1 in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 114th. As a unit they are 149th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 211th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Georgia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee +2.5
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