Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia (+12.5)
Thompson-Boling Arena is the site where and the Tennessee Volunteers (13-4) will take on the Georgia Bulldogs (12-6) on Wednesday. Georgia opens this contest as 12.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 139.5.
Georgia steps onto the court with a mark of 12-6 on the season. The Bulldogs are shooting 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (115 of 349) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest (56th in the nation) while shooting 46.8% from the field. They turn it over 17.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgia is snagging 38.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 277 assists for the year, which ranks 45th in the country in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 16.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 fouls. The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.5% (502 of 1,127) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 253rd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 239 conceded on the season. They give up 32.0% from 3-point land and they rank 284th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (75.1).
The Georgia Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Vanderbilt Commodores and went home with a win by a final score of 73-70 in their last game. Georgia ended with a 58.7% field goal percentage (27 of 46) and knocked down 7 of 15 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 12 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 15 dimes for the contest while earning 8 steals and 4 rejections. In the matter of defense, Georgia allowed their opponent to shoot 58.7% from the floor on 27 out of 46 shooting. Vanderbilt doled out 12 dimes and had 15 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Commodores grabbed 22 rebounds (9 offensive, 13 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Vanderbilt finished the game at 65.2% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of 23 tries. They buried 9 of their 23 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Sahvir Wheeler is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He notched 16 points on 8 out of 10 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Wheeler finished shooting 80.0% from the floor and dished out 9 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Bulldogs was P.J. Horne. He totaled 2 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He went 83.3% from the field in this contest by going 5-of-6 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Horne saw the court for 31 min.
Tennessee has a record of 13-4 on the season. As an offense, the Volunteers are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 155th in D-1. Tennessee has accounted for 1,230 points on the year (72.4 per contest) and they snag 36.1 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 14.8 times per contest (88th in the country) and they cough up possession 11.5 times per game. The Volunteers commit 16.5 fouls every game and they go 72.6% from the free throw line. The Volunteers on the defensive side of the court are 6th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 59.6. The Tennessee defense gives up 29.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (103 of 345) and opponents are making 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 9.8 dimes and 33.1 rebounds every game, which ranks 13th and 89th in college hoops. They are able to force 15.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.2% from the field (17th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Tennessee Volunteers went home victorious with a score of 82-71 when they played the Kentucky Wildcats. The Volunteers snagged 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the matchup. They rejected 6 attempts while getting 5 steals in this game. The Wildcats committed 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to make 13 of those for a rate of 86.7%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Tennessee knocked down 5 out of their 19 tries (26.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Volunteers went 32 for 68 from the floor which had them shooting 47.1%. The Volunteers allowed the Wildcats to bury 25 of 65 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 38.5% in the matchup. They shot 23.5% from downtown by going 4 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 19 at the free throw line (89.5%). In reference to attacking the glass, Tennessee allowed Kentucky to pull down 34 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Keon Johnson ended up being a factor for the Volunteers in this matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 16 for the game for a rate of 56.3%, which had him finishing with 27 points. Johnson collected 4 rebounds in his 28 minutes and had 3 dimes in the game. An additional guy that played a role for Tennessee was Jaden Springer. He finished with 23 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 9 of 17 shooting for this contest. Springer ended up shooting 52.9% from the floor while earning 2 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia (+12.5) and under 139.5 points
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