Georgia Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+5.5)
The Georgia Bulldogs (14-11) are headed to Bridgestone Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Missouri Tigers (15-8). The spread on this game has Missouri as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 153.5.
Georgia heads into this contest with a mark of 14-11 for the campaign. They have an average of 77.8 pts per contest (43rd in D-1) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. The Bulldogs are hitting 31.8% on 3-pointers (157 of 493) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Georgia is pulling down 37.6 boards per game and has 374 assists on the campaign, which is 46th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 16.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing 16.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They give up 33.9% on three-point shots and they rank 320th in college basketball in PPG allowed (78.2). The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.8% (710 of 1,549) and they concede 36.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 283rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 342 relinquished so far this season.
The Georgia Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Alabama Crimson Tide and went home with a loss by a final score of 89-79 in their last game. Georgia walked away from the contest having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and converted 8 out of their 19 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 13 of 23 shots for a percentage of 56.5%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 18 assists for the matchup as well as creating 21 turnovers and getting 11 steals. With respect to defending, Georgia allowed the other team to go 48.5% from the field on 33 out of 68 shooting. Alabama earned 14 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, Alabama collected 43 boards (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Alabama went 65.0% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 20 attempts. They also converted 10 of 22 attempts from distance.
Sahvir Wheeler is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 18 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes but finished the game without grabbing a rebound. Wheeler ended up going 41.2% from the field and also recorded 10 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Bulldogs was Toumani Camara. He snagged 7 rebounds in 28 min played. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field in the game by going 5-of-10 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Camara didn't record a dime.
Missouri has a win-loss mark of 15-8 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks them 131st in the country. Missouri has scored 1,704 points for the campaign (74.1 per contest) and they snag 35.7 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (162nd in the country) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. The Tigers are committing 19.7 fouls every game and they shoot 69.7% from the charity stripe. The Tigers are ranked 228th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 72.1. The Missouri defense gives up 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc (145 of 451) and their opposition knocks down 71.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.0 assists and 35.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 50th and 204th in the nation. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (162nd in Division 1).
In their last game, the Missouri Tigers took a loss by a final score of 86-80 when they played the LSU Tigers. The Tigers snagged 20 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Tigers were called for 23 personal fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to convert 25 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.5%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Missouri converted 9 of their 30 tries (30.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers shot 23 for 62 from the floor which had them at 37.1%. The Tigers allowed the Tigers to make 31 out of 60 attempts from the field which left them shooting 51.7% for this contest. They finished 29.4% from downtown by shooting 5 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Missouri allowed LSU to pull down 35 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Dru Smith was important for the Tigers in this contest. He made 3 of 6 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 1 rebound. Smith earned 17 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 4 assists in the matchup. Someone else who came through for Missouri was Xavier Pinson. He walked away with 1 assist in 18 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 3 out of 12 from the floor. Pinson walked away from this one going 25.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 14 points but didn't collect a rebound.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia (+5.5) and over 153.5 points
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