Georgia Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 2/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the location where the LSU Tigers (18-7) will meet the Georgia Bulldogs (6-19) on Wednesday.
The Georgia Bulldogs faced South Carolina and took a loss by a final of 80-68 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up walking away with 16 while South Carolina recorded 16 personal fouls. They converted 8 of their 20 tries from three-point range. South Carolina shot 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of their 11 tries. Furthermore, South Carolina collected 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. South Carolina earned 21 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. When it comes to defense, Georgia let their opponent shoot 51.6% from the field on 32 out of 62 shooting. They also recorded 17 dimes for the contest as well as creating 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 24 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs buried 13 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 72.2%. Georgia finished the contest with a 42.1% FG percentage (24 out of 57) and made 7 out of their 22 3-pointers.
Braelen Bridges is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He accounted for 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He played 37 minutes and also snagged 5 boards. He finished the game shooting 70.0% from the floor and earned 4 dimes.
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Georgia comes into this game with a win-loss record of 6-19 so far this year. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Georgia is grabbing 34.2 boards per game and has accounted for 351 dimes so far this season, which ranks 109th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are connecting on 31.4% on shots from downtown (159 of 506) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.6 points per game (197th in college hoops) while shooting 43.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 11.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are ranked 350th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 409 surrendered for the season. The Bulldogs are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.6% (724 of 1,555) and they relinquish 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 337th in college basketball in points per game allowed (77.1).
For their last game, the LSU Tigers went home victorious with a score of 69-65 when they faced Mississippi State. The Tigers earned 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 11 steals in this contest. Mississippi State was called for 21 fouls in this matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.0%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, LSU made 7 of their 25 attempts (28.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers finished the game shooting 22 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.5%. The Tigers permitted Mississippi State to convert 21 of 53 tries from the floor which had them shooting 39.6% for this contest. They shot 17.6% from distance by shooting 3 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 28 from the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, LSU permitted Mississippi State to pull down 36 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Tari Eason ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers in this contest. He tallied 23 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the game. He made 8 of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
LSU has a mark of 18-7 on the year. The Tigers commit 19.4 fouls every game and they connect on 71.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.4 times per contest (230th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest. LSU has earned 1,814 pts for the year (72.6 per game) and they grab 38.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which is 181st in college hoops.
The LSU defense allows 27.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (181 of 648) and their opponents are knocking down 64.1% of their free throw shots. They allow 11.3 assists and 35.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 70th and 208th in D-1. The Tigers defensively are ranked 17th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 61.1. They are able to force 17.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.4% from the field (4th in college basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LSU
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