Georgia Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+8.5)
Bud Walton Arena is the site where and the Arkansas Razorbacks (9-2) will take on the Georgia Bulldogs (7-2) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Arkansas as 8.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 158.
Georgia enters this contest with a record of 7-2 this year. They turn it over 17.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.3 fouls every game. As a team, Georgia is snagging 44.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 147 assists this year, which has them ranked 88th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are hitting 30.9% on shots from distance (59 of 191) and 69.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 81.4 points per contest (41st in college hoops) while hitting 46.9% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are forcing 18.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 134th in the nation in giving up assists with 100 surrendered so far this year. The Bulldogs defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (231 of 561) and they relinquish 34.1 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 30.4% on three-point shots and they are 178th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.0).
The Georgia Bulldogs faced the LSU Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 94-92 in their last game. Georgia ended the contest having earned a 47.9% FG percentage (34 of 71) and converted 12 out of their 35 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 12 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 18 assists in this matchup as well as having 10 steals and 4 blocks. With regard to defense, Georgia let their opponent shoot 47.9% from the field on 34 of 71 shooting. LSU distributed 10 dimes and had 19 steals for this contest. In addition, the Tigers pulled down 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. LSU finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by making 22 of their 33 attempts. They knocked down 10 of their 30 shots from long range.
Justin Kier is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He walked away with 25 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 41 minutes played and collected 6 boards. Kier walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Bulldogs was Sahvir Wheeler. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also had 9 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field in the matchup by going 7-of-15 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wheeler played 41 min.
Arkansas has a mark of 9-2 so far this year. The Razorbacks commit 17.1 personal fouls per game and they shoot 73.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.3 times per contest (86th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. Arkansas has earned 959 pts for the year (87.2 per contest) and they pull in 43.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Razorbacks are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 134th in the nation. The Razorbacks on the defensive side of the court are 105th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 67.1. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.1% from the floor (42nd in D-1). The Arkansas defense gives up 30.2% from downtown (75 of 248) and their opposition knocks down 68.4% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.5 assists and 34.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 94th and 148th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Arkansas Razorbacks took a defeat with a final score of 79-74 when they played the Tennessee Volunteers. The Razorbacks recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while recording 2 steals for the game. The Volunteers were called for 12 fouls in this contest which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to bury 8 of those for a clip of 80.0%. In regard to shots from distance, Arkansas buried 8 of 20 tries (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Razorbacks finished the game shooting 29 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.7%. The Razorbacks allowed the Volunteers to make 27 out of 60 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.0% for the game. They finished 27.8% from three-point range by going 5 of 18 and ended up shooting 20 out of 26 from the charity stripe (76.9%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Arkansas permitted Tennessee to snag 25 overall (3 on the offensive side).
JD Notae was important for the Razorbacks in the game. He buried 7 out of 11 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which earned him 19 points. Notae grabbed 4 boards in his 28 minutes played and tallied 3 assists for the game. Someone else who came through for Arkansas was Jalen Tate. He was able to score 15 points in 30 minutes on the court by going 7 out of 11 from the floor for the matchup. Tate ended the game having shot 63.6% from the floor while also contributing 6 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia (+8.5)
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