FIU Panthers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
The FIU Panthers (9-17 last season) are on their way to Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Georgia Bulldogs (14-12 last year).
The FIU Panthers stepped onto the hardwood against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and took a loss by a score of 71-59 in their last game. FIU walked away from the game with a 35.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 64) and knocked down 9 of their 33 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Panthers knocked down 4 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 26 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists for this contest while creating 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defending, FIU allowed 51.8% from the field on 29 of 56 shooting. Western Kentucky doled out 13 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Western Kentucky totaled 40 boards (11 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Western Kentucky went 80.0% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 10 attempts. They converted 5 of 16 tries from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Panthers left the arena with 13 and the Hilltoppers totaled 7 personal fouls.
Radshad Davis is a player who came through in this matchup. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He played for 36 mins and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He ended up scoring 21 points on 8 of 18 shooting.
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FIU heads into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 9-17 last year. They lost possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a team committed 17.8 personal fouls per game. As a basketball team, FIU snagged 32.6 boards per contest and tallied 388 dimes last season, which was 64th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers hit on 33.5% on 3-point shots (273 of 816) and 66.6% from the free throw line. They had an average of 73.6 points per game (111th in the country) on 43.0% from the floor.
Defensively, the Panthers forced their opponents into 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 15.1 fouls. They surrendered 36.0% on 3-point shots and they were ranked 299th in college hoops in PPG allowed (76.3). The Panthers defense allowed a shooting percentage of 47.2% (725 of 1,535) and they conceded 38.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 231st in college basketball in allowing assists 335 relinquished throughout last season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 73-70 against the Missouri Tigers. In the matter of rebounding, Georgia permitted Missouri to grab 39 in all (12 offensive). They finished 35.0% from beyond the arc by going 7 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 19 at the free throw line (73.7%). The Bulldogs allowed the Tigers to convert 26 of 60 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.3% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs ended up shooting 26 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.3%. When discussing three-point attempts, Georgia converted 8 out of their 16 attempts (50.0%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. The Tigers were called for 16 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Bulldogs pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this contest.
Sahvir Wheeler ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs for this game. He earned 14 points in his 36 minutes on the court and totaled 13 assists in this contest. He buried 6 of 13 for the matchup for a rate of 46.2%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Georgia had a record of 14-12 last year. The Bulldogs were responsible for committing 18.6 fouls per contest and they went 68.9% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 15.0 times per game (62nd in D-1) and they lost possession via turnover 16.7 times per contest. Georgia accounted for 2,014 points last season (77.5 per contest) and they snagged 37.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs hit 45.8% from the floor, which ranked them 89th in the nation.
The Bulldogs defensively were ranked 320th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 78.0. They were able to force 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (275th in college hoops). The Georgia defense allowed 33.9% from downtown (204 of 601) and their opponents made 70.3% of their free throw shots. They conceded 13.7 assists and 36.3 rebounds per game, which had them ranked 230th and 241st in those categories on the defensive end.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FIU
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