Chattanooga Mocs vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chattanooga Mocs vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
The Georgia Bulldogs (8-3) will play the Chattanooga Mocs (8-4) at Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Chattanooga Mocs played Belmont and took a loss by a score of 83-79 in their last game. Chattanooga finished the contest with a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and buried 13 of their 34 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mocs made 12 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 54.5%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 38 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 15 dimes in this matchup while creating 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing defense, Chattanooga allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the floor on 28 out of 63 shooting. Belmont totaled 13 dimes and had 14 steals for the game. Moreover, Belmont grabbed 24 boards (5 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Belmont walked away from this one shooting 92.9% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 14 attempts. They made 14 of 32 tries from 3-point land. In the matter of fouls, the Mocs finished with 13 while Belmont recorded 18 fouls.
Jake Stephens is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He went 61.1% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. He saw the court for 41 minutes and also totaled 20 rebounds. He accounted for 32 points on 11 out of 18 shooting.
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Chattanooga heads into this one with a mark of 8-4 this season. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 13.0 fouls per game. As a team, Chattanooga is pulling down 39.8 boards per contest and has racked up 201 assists so far this year, which is 21st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Mocs are connecting on 39.5% from downtown (143 of 362) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They average 81.8 points per outing (29th in D-1) while hitting 47.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Mocs have forced 10.2 turnovers per game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They give up 33.7% on 3-pointers and they are 180th in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.4). The Mocs are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (307 of 757) and they surrender 31.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 222nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 150 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 77-62 against Notre Dame. When it comes to rebounds, Georgia permitted Notre Dame to pull down 24 in total (4 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 47.8% from downtown by going 11 out of 23 and ended up going 5 of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Bulldogs allowed Notre Dame to knock down 23 of their 54 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.6% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs shot 27 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. With regard to shots from distance, Georgia knocked down 4 out of their 17 attempts (23.5%). They were able to convert 19 of them for a percentage of 86.4%. Notre Dame had 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Bulldogs were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup.
Braelen Bridges ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He earned 18 points in his 18 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist in this contest. He knocked down 9 out of 9 in this game for a rate of 100.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Georgia has a record of 8-3 on the year. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 14.3 fouls per game while shooting 74.5% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 12.7 times per game (243rd in the country) and they cough up possession 15.2 times per contest. Georgia has accounted for 777 points on the campaign (70.6 per contest) and they collect 39.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 43.5% from the field, which ranks 231st in Division 1.
The Georgia defense concedes 28.3% on 3-point shots (60 of 212) and opponents are knocking down 74.3% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.6 assists and 30.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 120th and 26th in Division 1. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 55th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 63.2. They are forcing 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (127th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chattanooga
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