Florida Gators vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Florida (+6.5)
The Florida Gators (7-4) are headed to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Georgia Bulldogs (9-4). The odds on this matchup have Georgia as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 141.
Florida comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 7-4 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a team are committing 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Florida is collecting 36.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 136 assists on the year, which ranks 245th in the country in terms of passing. The Gators are connecting on 37.0% on three-point attempts (77 of 208) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.5 pts per game (88th in the nation) while hitting 46.7% from the field. On defense, the Gators are able to force 15.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are 114th in college hoops in giving up assists with 133 surrendered this season. The Gators defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.3% (260 of 629) and they surrender 34.5 boards per game as a squad. They give up 35.0% on shots from downtown and they are 147th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.0).
The Florida Gators played the Tennessee Volunteers and notched a win by a score of 75-49 in their last game. Florida walked away from the game having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (31 out of 63) and knocked down 6 out of their 19 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Gators converted 7 of 11 tries for a percentage of 63.6%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 37 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists for the contest in addition to having 11 steals and 7 rejections. In terms of defense, Florida let their opponent shoot 49.2% from the floor on 31 of 63 shooting. Tennessee dished out 11 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Volunteers totaled 33 rebounds (15 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Tennessee finished the game shooting 48.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 25 shots. They converted 3 out of their 18 attempts from distance.
Noah Locke is one player who was a major contributor for the contest. He scored 14 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Locke finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field and distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Gators was Tyree Appleby. He grabbed 4 boards and accumulated 7 assists. He went 55.6% from the field for the matchup by going 5-of-9 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Appleby saw the court for 27 minutes.
Georgia has a win-loss mark of 9-4 so far this year. Georgia has accounted for 1,020 pts on the season (78.5 per game) and they grab 40.4 boards per game. The Bulldogs are committing 18.5 fouls per game and they shoot 69.1% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 97th in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.2 times per game (87th in the country) and they cough up possession 17.4 times per contest. The Bulldogs are ranked 260th in college hoops in points given up per game with 73.8. The Georgia defense gives up 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (94 of 303) and their opposition knocks down 67.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 13.3 assists and 35.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 200th and 198th in D-1. They have forced 17.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (227th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 63-62 against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Bulldogs snagged 20 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 34 in this game. They blocked 2 shots while getting 10 steals in this game. The Wildcats earned 11 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 9 shots. They were able to bury 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia converted 4 of 16 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs shot 26 out of 67 from the field which had them sitting at 38.8%. The Bulldogs allowed the Wildcats to make 24 of their 57 tries from the field which had them at 42.1% for this contest. They shot 7.7% from distance by going 1 of 13 and finished the contest at 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). Concerning team rebounding, Georgia allowed Kentucky to collect 39 in total (15 on the offensive glass).
Andrew Garcia ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He buried 8 out of 12 for this game for a rate of 66.7%, which earned him 16 points. Garcia grabbed 6 boards in his 27 minutes played and accumulated 2 assists for the game. Someone else who came through for Georgia was Sahvir Wheeler. He ended up with 10 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 4 of 15 from the floor in this game. Wheeler finished going 26.7% from the floor and also contributing 7 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia (-6.5) and over 141 points
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