Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 1/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky (-2)
The Georgia Bulldogs (8-4) play the Kentucky Wildcats (4-8) at Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday. The spread on this matchup has Kentucky as 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 144.5.
Kentucky enters this game with a win-loss mark of 4-8 this year. The Wildcats are shooting 29.7% on 3-pointers (60 of 202) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67.4 points per contest (271st in Division 1) while hitting 41.8% from the field. They cough up possession 15.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Kentucky is snagging 38.7 rebounds per contest and has 132 dimes this season, which has them ranked 240th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 fouls. They rank 192nd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 149 relinquished this season. The Wildcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.8% (296 of 726) and they concede 35.7 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 31.7% on shots from distance while they are 134th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.5).
The Kentucky Wildcats played the Auburn Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-59 in their last contest. Kentucky wrapped up the contest having earned a 40.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 57) and converted 4 of their 17 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 9 of 16 attempts for a rate of 56.3%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 7 assists in the matchup as well as earning 10 steals and 6 blocks. Concerning the defense, Kentucky allowed the other team to go 40.4% from the floor on 23 out of 57 shooting. Auburn earned 11 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In addition, the Tigers grabbed 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Auburn finished the game at 71.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 21 attempts. They also converted 5 of 24 attempts from long range.
Davion Mintz is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 11 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 26 minutes played and snagged 3 rebounds. Mintz finished the game at 41.7% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Wildcats was Jacob Toppin. He snagged 6 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up going 75.0% from the floor for the contest by hitting 3-of-4 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Toppin was on the court for 31 minutes.
Georgia has a mark of 8-4 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which ranks them 82nd in college basketball. Georgia has scored 957 pts for the year (79.8 per contest) and they average 40.8 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.3 times per contest (76th in the country) and they are turning it over 17.9 times per game. The Bulldogs commit 18.8 personal fouls per game and they shoot 68.8% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 274th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 74.8. The Georgia defense allows 32.1% on 3-point attempts (93 of 290) and opponents are connecting on 66.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.5 assists and 35.0 rebounds every game, ranking them 216th and 169th in the country. They are able to force 17.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (233rd in the country).
For their last game, the Georgia Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 78-74 when they played the Ole Miss Rebels. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 18 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 21 in this matchup. They also turned away 2 tries while earning 7 steals for this game. The Rebels committed 19 fouls for the contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 17 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 88.2%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Georgia buried 9 of their 15 tries (60.0%). Overall, the Bulldogs finished shooting 27 for 46 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.7%. The Bulldogs permitted the Rebels to bury 31 out of their 61 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.8% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 31.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 22 and ended up shooting 5 of 15 at the charity stripe (33.3%). In reference to team rebounding, Georgia permitted Ole Miss to collect 27 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Tye Fagan was important for the Bulldogs in this game. He made 9 out of 9 in the game for a field goal rate of 100.0%, which gave him 19 points. Fagan totaled 4 rebounds in his 25 minutes played and had 4 assists in this game. Another guy that was pivotal for Georgia was Sahvir Wheeler. He notched 18 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 8 from the floor for this game. Wheeler ended the game having shot 75.0% from the floor while collecting 9 dimes and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia (+2) and over 144.5 points
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