LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: LSU (-5)
The LSU Tigers (14-6) are headed to Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Georgia Bulldogs (13-9). Georgia opens this contest as 5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 164.
LSU enters this contest with a record of 14-6 for the season. They cough up possession 12.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.0 fouls per game. As a unit, LSU is collecting 37.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 254 assists on the season, which ranks 180th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers are shooting 35.1% on 3-point shots (162 of 461) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They average 83.1 pts per contest (8th in Division 1) while connecting on 47.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. The Tigers are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.9% (532 of 1,269) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 230th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 271 surrendered so far this year. They surrender 30.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 271st in college basketball in points per game allowed (74.4).
The LSU Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Auburn Tigers and took home the win by a score of 104-80 in their last contest. LSU finished the game with a 53.4% FG percentage (39 out of 73) and made 11 out of their 22 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 15 of 22 tries for a percentage of 68.2%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 assists for this contest in addition to getting 6 steals and 5 blocks. In regard to defense, LSU allowed their opponent to shoot 53.4% from the field on 39 of 73 shooting. Auburn dished out 8 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Tigers had 36 rebounds (17 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Auburn finished 86.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of 22 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 28 tries from long range.
Cameron Thomas is one player who was important in this contest. He accounted for 27 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He played 29 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Thomas finished the contest at 43.8% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. Someone else that was a major factor in the game for the Tigers was Trendon Watford. He collected 11 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field for the game by connecting on 8-of-16 (18 points). When the game finished, Watford played 30 minutes.
Georgia has a record of 13-9 this season. Georgia has totaled 1,704 pts for the season (77.5 per contest) and they grab 37.3 rebounds per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per contest and they go 69.8% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which is ranked 76th in D-1. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.8 times per game (86th in the nation) and they are turning it over 16.8 times per game. The Bulldogs are ranked 311th in the nation in points allowed per game with 77.1. They have surrendered 13.5 dimes and 35.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 216th and 202nd in those categories. The Georgia defense gives up 33.4% on three-point shots (169 of 506) and opponents are connecting on 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 16.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the floor (264th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs took a loss by a final score of 70-63 when they played the Florida Gators. The Bulldogs earned 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 29 in the game. They stuffed 2 shots while earning 12 steals for the matchup. The Gators earned 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 68.8%. In terms of shots from distance, Georgia buried 4 out of their 20 tries (20.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs went 24 for 64 from the floor which had them at 37.5%. The Bulldogs permitted the Gators to convert 22 of 49 attempts from the field which had them shooting 44.9% in this matchup. They shot 26.1% from beyond the arc by going 6 of 23 and ended up going 20 of 25 at the charity stripe (80.0%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Georgia permitted Florida to grab 36 in total (5 offensive).
Sahvir Wheeler ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He buried 9 of 17 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, which earned him 27 points. Wheeler snagged 4 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and added 4 assists for this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Georgia was Tye Fagan. He walked away with 14 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 8 shooting for the contest. Fagan ended up shooting 75.0% from the field and also collecting 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LSU (-5) and over 164 points
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