Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+1)
The Georgia Bulldogs (7-3) play the Auburn Tigers (6-6) at Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday. Georgia opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 153.
Auburn will take the court with a mark of 6-6 on the campaign. The Tigers are hitting 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (121 of 356) and 64.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 75.7 points per contest (114th in the nation) while going 44.6% from the floor. They cough up possession 17.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Auburn is pulling down 38.4 rebounds per game and has earned 185 assists this year, which ranks 39th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 14.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.1% on 3-pointers and they rank 255th in D-1 in points per game allowed (73.7). The Tigers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.4% (315 of 725) and they relinquish 34.3 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 270th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 154 surrendered this season.
The Auburn Tigers played the Alabama Crimson Tide and went home with a loss by a final score of 94-90 in their last contest. Auburn wrapped up the contest with a 46.8% FG percentage (29 out of 62) and buried 8 out of their 27 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers made 24 of their 28 tries for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected a total of 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in this matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 10 blocks. In reference to defense, Auburn allowed 46.8% from the floor on 29 out of 62 shooting. Alabama doled out 14 dimes and had 15 steals for the game. Moreover, the Crimson Tide pulled down 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Alabama finished the game at 82.8% at the charity stripe by converting 24 of their 29 tries. They also converted 10 of their 32 tries from distance.
Sharife Cooper is one player who played a role for the matchup. He ended up scoring 26 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and snagged 4 rebounds. Cooper went 42.1% from the floor and also dished out 9 dimes. Another guy that came through in the matchup for the Tigers was Allen Flanigan. He grabbed 8 rebounds and also earned 4 assists. He finished 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by going 6-of-12 (19 points). When all was said and done, Flanigan was on the court for 34 minutes.
Georgia has a win-loss mark of 7-3 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is ranked 103rd in college basketball. Georgia has earned 802 pts for the year (80.2 per contest) and they average 42.7 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.8 times per contest (63rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 18.1 times per contest. The Bulldogs commit 18.4 fouls per game and they shoot 70.4% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 233rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 72.9. They are forcing 17.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (150th in college hoops). The Georgia defense concedes 32.7% on three-point shots (81 of 248) and their opponents are connecting on 68.3% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.4 dimes and 34.7 boards per contest, which is ranked 146th and 152nd in D-1.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Georgia Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 99-69 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Bulldogs recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 27 in the matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Razorbacks earned 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 76.9%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Georgia made 5 out of their 19 tries (26.3%). When all was said and done, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 63 from the floor which had them shooting 42.9%. The Bulldogs allowed the Razorbacks to make 36 out of their 69 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2% for the matchup. They shot 57.1% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Georgia permitted Arkansas to collect 34 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Toumani Camara was important for the Bulldogs for the contest. He buried 6 out of 13 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 46.2%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Camara grabbed 2 boards in his 16 minutes and added 2 assists in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Georgia was Andrew Garcia. He walked away with 15 points in his 19 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 8 shooting in the game. Garcia walked away from this one going 75.0% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 11 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn (+1)
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