Georgia Bulldogs vs Florida Gators Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Exactech Arena in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+9)
The Florida Gators (10-6) host the Georgia Bulldogs (13-8) at Exactech Arena on Saturday. The spread on this game has Florida as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 155.5.
Georgia heads into this game with a record of 13-8 this year. They currently have an average of 78.1 pts per game (50th in the country) while shooting 46.7% from the floor. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.1% on shots from beyond the arc (129 of 402) and 69.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Georgia is pulling in 37.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 316 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 41st in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 17.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 16.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 fouls. They relinquish 33.7% from beyond the arc and they are 312th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (77.4). The Bulldogs defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (591 of 1,296) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 295th in D-1 in allowing assists with 288 conceded so far this season.
The Georgia Bulldogs faced off with the Missouri Tigers and walked away with a win by a score of 80-70 in their last contest. Georgia wrapped up the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (26 of 53) and made 7 out of their 15 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs knocked down 21 of 26 tries for a rate of 80.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 32 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 14 assists in the game while having 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. When it comes to the defense, Georgia allowed their opponent to shoot 49.1% from the field on 26 of 53 shooting. Missouri distributed 14 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Tigers had 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Missouri finished 80.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 15 shots. They made 6 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point land.
Justin Kier is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He was able to score 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He played 35 minutes and also collected 5 boards. Kier finished shooting 85.7% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Bulldogs was Toumani Camara. He grabbed 8 boards and earned 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field in the game by shooting 4-of-12 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Camara saw the court for 29 minutes.
Florida has a win-loss mark of 10-6 for the campaign. The Gators are committing 19.8 fouls every game while shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.5 times per game (238th in college hoops) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. Florida has accounted for 1,227 pts so far this season (76.7 per contest) and they collect 35.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Gators are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 66th in the nation. The Gators are ranked 209th in the nation in PPG given up with 71.3. They relinquish 12.8 assists and 34.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks 159th and 175th in D-1. The Florida defense gives up 32.8% on 3-point attempts (100 of 305) and their opponents are knocking down 68.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (146th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Florida Gators took a defeat with a final score of 75-64 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Gators snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this game. They also blocked 6 tries while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Razorbacks committed 13 fouls in this game which got the Gators to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Florida made 4 of their 21 tries (19.0%). Overall, the Gators ended up shooting 23 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.7%. The Gators allowed the Razorbacks to bury 28 of 63 tries from the floor which had them at 44.4% in the matchup. They finished shooting 26.7% from 3-point land by going 4 of 15 and ended up shooting 15 out of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). With respect to attacking the glass, Florida permitted Arkansas to grab 34 overall (11 offensive).
Tyree Appleby ended up being a factor for the Gators in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 42.9%, which gave him 16 points. Appleby grabbed 2 rebounds in his 37 mins played and had 2 assists for the contest. One more player who came through for Florida was Tre Mann. He totaled 9 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood by way of 3 out of 11 from the floor for this game. Mann wrapped this one up going 27.3% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida (-9)
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