Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
The Auburn Tigers (21-1) are traveling to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday where they will compete against the Georgia Bulldogs (6-16).
The Auburn Tigers faced Alabama and went home with a win by a final score of 100-81 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 18 and Alabama totaled 30 fouls. They made 14 out of their 37 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Alabama finished the game shooting 77.3% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 22 tries. On top of that, Alabama snagged 35 boards (13 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Alabama recorded 13 assists and had 6 steals for the game. With regard to the defense, Auburn allowed the other team to shoot 35.7% from the floor on 25 out of 70 shooting. They also dished out 12 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 44 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Tigers converted 31 of 39 attempts for a rate of 79.5%. Auburn wrapped up the game with a 48.5% FG percentage (32 of 66) and buried 5 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Walker Kessler is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He finished with 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 28 minutes and collected 12 rebounds. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also earned 1 assist.
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Auburn heads into this one with a win-loss record of 21-1 on the year. They average 80.6 points per contest (14th in the nation) while going 45.3% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 32.9% on three-point shots (184 of 560) and 74.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Auburn is pulling down 39.5 boards per game and has earned 327 assists so far this season, which ranks 50th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a group they commit 17.9 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They rank 129th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 242 surrendered on the season. The Tigers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.9% (497 of 1,276) and they concede 35.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 31.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 98th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Georgia Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 99-73 when they played Arkansas. The Bulldogs earned 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 19 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. Arkansas earned 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 65.4%. Regarding 3-point shots, Georgia knocked down 8 of their 17 attempts (47.1%). In all, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 24 out of 53 from the field which had them sitting at 45.3%. The Bulldogs allowed Arkansas to make 40 of 71 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.3% in the game. They finished 53.6% from distance by going 15 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 4 out of 7 from the free throw line (57.1%). When discussing how they rebounded, Georgia allowed Arkansas to pull down 35 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Aaron Cook was important for the Bulldogs in the game. He converted 4 of 11 for the contest for a field goal rate of 36.4%, and had 3 rebounds. He totaled 12 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 6 assists in the matchup.
Georgia has a mark of 6-16 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are hitting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 161st in the country. Georgia has accumulated 1,561 pts on the year (71.0 per game) and they pull in 34.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per contest (126th in the country) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per game. The Bulldogs commit 15.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 74.3% from the free throw line.
The Bulldogs are ranked 337th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 77.4. They have forced 10.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (338th in college hoops). The Georgia defense surrenders 34.3% on shots from distance (189 of 551) and opponents are making 69.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 16.6 dimes and 34.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 355th and 158th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia
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