Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+8.5)
Auburn Arena is the venue where and the Auburn Tigers (10-8) will play the Georgia Bulldogs (10-6) on Tuesday. Auburn opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The total is set at 157.5.
Georgia enters this game with a win-loss mark of 10-6 so far this season. They are averaging 77.1 points per outing (65th in D-1) while hitting 46.1% from the field. The Bulldogs are connecting on 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (101 of 318) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Georgia is snagging 39.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 248 dimes on the campaign, which is 51st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 17.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.3 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 17.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They relinquish 31.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 273rd in the country in opponents PPG (74.8). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (450 of 1,014) and they relinquish 36.7 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 240th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 209 relinquished this year.
The Georgia Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Ole Miss Rebels and earned the victory with a final of 71-61 in their last game. Georgia ended the contest with a 55.3% FG percentage (26 out of 47) and converted 9 out of their 18 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 10 of their 20 tries for a rate of 50.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 26 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 dimes in the matchup as well as getting 6 steals and 3 blocks. Regarding the defense, Georgia allowed the other team to shoot 55.3% from the floor on 26 of 47 shooting. Ole Miss doled out 6 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. On top of that, the Rebels totaled 31 rebounds (16 offensive, 15 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Ole Miss shot 68.4% at the free throw line by converting 13 of 19 shots. They buried 2 of their 13 shots from long range.
Sahvir Wheeler is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He walked away with 13 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds. Wheeler shot 40.0% from the field and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Bulldogs was Tye Fagan. He had 4 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the field in this contest by shooting 6-of-9 (13 points). In all, Fagan played 27 min.
Auburn has a win-loss record of 10-8 on the season. As an offensive team, the Tigers are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which is 137th in Division 1. Auburn has totaled 1,411 pts for the season (78.4 per contest) and they pull in 39.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 15.4 times per game (69th in the nation) and they turn it over 16.4 times per contest. The Tigers commit 18.1 fouls every game while shooting 69.1% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 274th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 74.8. The Auburn defense allows 30.5% on 3-point attempts (125 of 410) and opponents are making 68.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.7 dimes and 35.6 rebounds every game, which ranks 156th and 198th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the field (169th in the nation).
For their last game, the Auburn Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-72 when they played the Baylor Bears. The Tigers snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the matchup. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 3 steals in this matchup. The Bears earned 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Auburn made 6 of 25 tries (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers ended up going 28 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2%. The Tigers permitted the Bears to knock down 31 of their 72 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 43.1% for the matchup. They finished shooting 36.7% from three-point range by shooting 11 out of 30 and ended up shooting 11 of 18 at the free throw line (61.1%). With respect to rebounds, Auburn permitted Baylor to pull down 43 overall (17 on the offensive side).
Jaylin Williams ended up being a factor for the Tigers in the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 10 for this contest giving him a rate of 70.0%, which earned him 17 points. Williams pulled down 8 rebounds in his 30 minutes played and accumulated 2 dimes for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Auburn was Sharife Cooper. He scored 15 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 17 shooting for the matchup. Cooper ended up shooting 35.3% from the field and also totaling 5 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (-8.5)
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