Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-8.5)
Stegeman Coliseum is the venue where and the Georgia Bulldogs (14-10) will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (20-6) on Saturday. Alabama opens this game as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 156.5.
Alabama heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 20-6 for the season. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a team they commit 18.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Alabama is pulling down 40.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 367 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 38th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Crimson Tide are hitting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (278 of 790) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.2 pts per game (36th in the country) while shooting 42.8% from the field. Defensively, the Crimson Tide are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 189th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 282 relinquished this season. The Crimson Tide defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (651 of 1,602) and they relinquish 38.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 28.6% on three-point shots while they are 172nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.0).
The Alabama Crimson Tide took the court against the Auburn Tigers and walked away with a win by a score of 70-58 in their last game. Alabama wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (27 of 68) and buried 10 out of their 35 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide knocked down 6 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 54.5%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists in the game while creating 20 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In reference to the defense, Alabama allowed the other team to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 21 out of 53 shooting. Auburn totaled 10 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Auburn grabbed 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Auburn shot 62.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 16 tries. They buried 6 of 24 tries from beyond the arc.
Jaden Shackelford is one player who came through for the game. He left the arena with 23 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played 31 mins and snagged 3 boards. Shackelford walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field but didn't record a dime. Someone else that came through in this matchup for the Crimson Tide was John Petty. He collected 6 rebounds in his 31 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field in the game by going 4-of-10 (11 points). When all was said and done, Petty had 2 assists.
Georgia has a mark of 14-10 on the year. Georgia has accounted for 1,865 pts on the year (77.7 per game) and they pull down 37.8 boards per game. The Bulldogs commit 18.7 fouls per contest and they go 69.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks them 89th in Division 1. They are dishing out assists 14.8 times per game (76th in D-1) and they are turning it over 16.7 times per contest. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 318th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 77.7. The Georgia defense concedes 33.5% on 3-point attempts (187 of 559) and their opponents are connecting on 70.4% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 13.7 assists and 35.8 rebounds per game, which is 237th and 220th in those defensive categories. They are forcing their opponents into 16.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the field (281st in college basketball).
For their last game, the Georgia Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 91-70 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Bulldogs were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for this contest. They also gave up possession 17 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Gamecocks were called for 23 fouls in this game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a percentage of 70.4%. With regard to shots from downtown, Georgia made 7 of their 21 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs finished shooting 22 out of 60 from the field which had them shooting 36.7%. The Bulldogs allowed the Gamecocks to make 37 of 69 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 53.6% for this game. They finished 43.5% from 3-point land by going 10 of 23 and finished the game at 7 of 13 at the free throw line (53.8%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Georgia allowed South Carolina to snag 38 in total (8 on the offensive side).
P.J. Horne ended up being important for the Bulldogs in this game. He buried 5 out of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Horne accumulated 17 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists. Another guy who was a determining factor for Georgia was Justin Kier. He came away with 2 dimes in 35 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 6 from the floor. Kier ended up shooting 83.3% from the field as well as collecting 16 points and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Alabama (-8.5) and under 156.5 points
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