Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+14)
The Alabama Crimson Tide (16-5) host the Georgia Bulldogs (12-7) at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. The line on this contest has Alabama as 14-point favorites. The total opens at 157.5.
Georgia will play this contest with a record of 12-7 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.4 times per game and as a group are committing 18.6 fouls per game. As a team, Georgia is grabbing 38.3 boards per game and has accounted for 290 assists this season, which is 43rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (120 of 368) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 77.8 pts per contest (56th in the country) on 46.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing 16.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are 272nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 255 conceded this season. The Bulldogs defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.9% (529 of 1,179) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 32.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 290th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (75.8).
The Georgia Bulldogs faced the Tennessee Volunteers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-81 in their last game. Georgia wrapped up the game with a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 of 62) and knocked down 5 out of their 19 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 20 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in the matchup as well as earning 10 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defending, Georgia allowed their opponent to shoot 45.2% from the floor on 28 of 62 shooting. Tennessee earned 16 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Volunteers collected 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Tennessee finished 86.2% when shooting free throws by converting 25 of 29 attempts. They knocked down 10 of 24 tries from downtown.
Toumani Camara is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He ended up scoring 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins and pulled down 8 boards. Camara finished 71.4% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Bulldogs was Sahvir Wheeler. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also accounted for 5 assists. He finished the game shooting 36.4% from the field in this contest by shooting 4-of-11 (11 points). When the game finished, Wheeler saw the court for 37 min.
Alabama has a win-loss record of 16-5 so far this year. As an offense, the Crimson Tide are shooting 42.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 240th in college basketball. Alabama has accounted for 1,663 pts on the year (79.2 per game) and they collect 40.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per game (121st in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest. The Crimson Tide commit 18.1 fouls every game and they shoot 71.3% from the free throw line. The Crimson Tide on defense are ranked 164th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.6. They have relinquished 10.7 assists and 39.1 boards per contest, which ranks them 38th and 319th in the country. The Alabama defense gives up 29.3% on 3-point shots (131 of 447) and opponents are making 69.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 15.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the floor (39th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Alabama Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 81-78 against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Crimson Tide recorded 19 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the matchup. They rejected 8 tries while getting 8 steals in the game. The Gamecocks committed 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a clip of 85.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Alabama converted 12 of 34 attempts (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Crimson Tide finished shooting 26 for 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.2%. The Crimson Tide permitted the Gamecocks to knock down 32 of their 72 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4% for this contest. They finished 24.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 out of 25 and ended up shooting 8 out of 14 at the free throw line (57.1%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Alabama permitted South Carolina to grab 32 in all (12 on the offensive side).
John Petty was important for the Crimson Tide in this game. He made 7 of 15 for the contest for a rate of 46.7%, which gave him 20 points. Petty collected 8 rebounds in his 36 mins and earned 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy that played a role for Alabama was Joshua Primo. He ended up with 12 points in his 28 minutes played by going 3 of 10 from the floor in this game. Primo wrapped this one up going 30.0% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alabama (-14)
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