Missouri Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri (-3.5)
Stegeman Coliseum is the site where and the Georgia Bulldogs (12-8) will take on the Missouri Tigers (13-5) on Tuesday. Missouri opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 154.5.
Missouri will take the court with a win-loss mark of 13-5 on the year. They have an average of 74.2 points per game (115th in D-1) while connecting on 45.5% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 31.5% on 3-pointers (120 of 381) and 68.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Missouri is grabbing 36.8 boards per contest and has accumulated 237 dimes this season, which is 178th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.9 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 fouls. They give up 31.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 209th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.3). The Tigers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.0% (450 of 1,072) and they concede 35.4 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 131st in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 208 relinquished on the campaign.
The Missouri Tigers faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-81 in their last game. Missouri ended the game having earned a 45.0% FG percentage (27 of 60) and converted 13 of their 32 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 14 of 21 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 assists for this contest while having 6 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning the defense, Missouri let their opponent shoot 45.0% from the field on 27 out of 60 shooting. Arkansas totaled 18 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Razorbacks pulled down 31 boards (6 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Arkansas went 87.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of 23 attempts. They also converted 8 out of their 21 tries from 3-point land.
Xavier Pinson is one player who came through for the contest. He accounted for 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He played for 29 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Pinson finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field and totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Tigers was Dru Smith. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also had 7 assists. He finished shooting 45.5% from the floor for this contest by hitting 5-of-11 (15 points). Overall, Smith was on the court for 43 minutes.
Georgia has a win-loss record of 12-8 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 67th in college hoops. Georgia has accounted for 1,561 pts this season (78.1 per game) and they pull in 37.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.1 times per game (75th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 17.2 times per game. The Bulldogs commit 18.9 fouls per game while shooting 69.1% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are ranked 319th in D-1 in PPG given up with 77.8. They concede 13.7 assists and 35.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 228th and 197th in those categories on the defensive end. The Georgia defense surrenders 34.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (157 of 457) and their opposition makes 70.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (266th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 115-82 when they played the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Bulldogs were able to corral 15 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the game. They rejected 4 tries while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Crimson Tide were called for 25 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They were able to bury 24 of the free throw tries for a clip of 77.4%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Georgia buried 2 of their 19 attempts (10.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished shooting 28 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.1%. The Bulldogs permitted the Crimson Tide to make 36 of 56 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 64.3% for the contest. They finished shooting 60.0% from three-point range via 18 out of 30 and ended up shooting 25 out of 30 from the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to how they rebounded, Georgia allowed Alabama to collect 33 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Sahvir Wheeler ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this contest. He converted 6 out of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, which earned him 16 points. Wheeler collected 2 boards in his 30 mins played and had 3 assists in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Georgia was Toumani Camara. He finished with 12 points in 31 minutes played by way of 5 of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Camara ended up shooting 45.5% from the field and also earning 5 dimes and 13 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia (+3.5)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks