Vanderbilt Commodores vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+6)
Stegeman Coliseum is the venue where and the Georgia Bulldogs (11-6) will play the Vanderbilt Commodores (5-8) on Saturday. Georgia opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The over/under opens at 156.
Vanderbilt comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-8 this season. The Commodores are hitting 34.4% on 3-point shots (122 of 355) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.0 pts per game (136th in the country) while going 43.3% from the floor. They cough up possession 14.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Vanderbilt is snagging 35.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 179 dimes for the season, which is 232nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Commodores are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 114th in college basketball in giving up assists with 171 conceded for the campaign. The Commodores defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.6% (351 of 738) and they relinquish 33.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 35.1% on three-point shots while they are 269th in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.5).
The Vanderbilt Commodores stepped onto the hardwood against the South Carolina Gamecocks and earned the victory with a final of 93-81 in their last contest. Vanderbilt ended the contest with a 49.2% field goal percentage (29 out of 59) and knocked down 13 of their 33 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Commodores converted 22 of 27 attempts for a rate of 81.5%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 33 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 21 assists for the game while getting 9 steals and 4 rejections. With respect to defending, Vanderbilt allowed 49.2% from the floor on 29 of 59 shooting. South Carolina totaled 13 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Gamecocks collected 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. South Carolina finished shooting 64.3% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 14 attempts. They made 10 of 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Maxwell Evans is someone who was a contributor for the game. He scored 29 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and also totaled 4 rebounds. Evans finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this contest for the Commodores was Scotty Pippen. He grabbed 2 boards and earned 7 assists. He finished the game at 60.0% from the floor for the contest via 6-of-10 (23 points). When the final whistle was blown, Pippen was on the hardwood for 28 min.
Georgia has a win-loss mark of 11-6 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is 80th in college basketball. Georgia has accounted for 1,325 points this year (77.9 per game) and they grab 39.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.4 times per game (70th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 17.1 times per game. The Bulldogs have committed 18.4 fouls every game and they hit 67.7% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs are ranked 282nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 75.4. The Georgia defense allows 31.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (120 of 380) and opponents are connecting on 68.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 13.4 assists and 36.4 rebounds per contest, which is 204th and 238th in those categories. They are able to force 17.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the field (233rd in the country).
In their last game, the Georgia Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 91-86 when they played the Auburn Tigers. The Bulldogs pulled down 25 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 37 in the matchup. They blocked 2 shots while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Tigers were called for 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Georgia converted 7 of their 16 tries (43.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs shot 33 out of 67 from the field which had them sitting at 49.3%. The Bulldogs permitted the Tigers to convert 29 of their 60 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.3% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 29.6% from three-point range by going 8 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 26 at the free throw line (76.9%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Georgia allowed Auburn to pull down 30 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Tye Fagan was important for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He converted 7 of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 70.0%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Fagan pulled down 6 rebounds in his 22 mins and added 2 assists for the contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Georgia was Toumani Camara. He racked up 15 points in his 28 minutes played via 5 out of 9 from the floor for the game. Camara ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 12 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia (-6)
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