Georgia Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-4) will play the Georgia Bulldogs (5-10) at Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Georgia Bulldogs played Kentucky and took a loss by a final of 92-77 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Bulldogs finished with 10 while Kentucky finished the game with 16 fouls. They also converted 6 of their 15 tries from downtown. Kentucky finished the contest at 85.7% from the charity stripe by making 6 of their 7 tries. On top of that, Kentucky totaled 28 boards (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Kentucky doled out 23 assists and had 6 steals for the game. With respect to defending, Georgia allowed their opponent to shoot 57.1% from the field on 40 out of 70 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists in this game as well as creating 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 23 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 19 of 21 tries for a rate of 90.5%. Georgia ended having earned a 49.0% field goal percentage (25 of 51) and knocked down 8 of their 17 3-pointers.
Kario Oquendo is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He accounted for 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and collected 7 rebounds. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.
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Georgia will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 5-10 this season. They have an average of 71.0 points per game (211th in Division 1) while hitting 44.5% from the field. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.1% on shots from beyond the arc (101 of 315) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Georgia is collecting 34.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 214 dimes for the season, which ranks 107th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 10.9 turnovers every game and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 304th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (74.3). The Bulldogs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.6% (420 of 922) and they surrender 34.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 329th in college basketball in giving up assists with 232 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 82-72 when they played Ole Miss. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 20 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. Ole Miss was called for 12 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 13 tries. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Mississippi State converted 3 of their 16 attempts (18.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs finished 30 out of 68 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.1%. The Bulldogs permitted Ole Miss to make 29 out of 57 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.9% in the game. They finished 47.8% from distance by hitting 11 of 23 and finished the contest at 13 of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). In relation to rebounding, Mississippi State permitted Ole Miss to snag 35 in total (9 offensive).
Cameron Matthews ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He made 4 of 5 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. He recorded 9 points in his 28 minutes on the court and totaled 4 dimes in this matchup.
Mississippi State has a record of 10-4 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.3% from the field, which is ranked 53rd in college basketball. Mississippi State has accounted for 1,043 pts on the campaign (74.5 per game) and they collect 38.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.4 times per game (117th in the country) and they turn it over 11.9 times per game. The Bulldogs have committed 13.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line.
The Mississippi State defense gives up 34.3% on shots from 3-point land (122 of 356) and opponents are knocking down 68.1% of their foul shots. They give up 13.3 dimes and 28.4 rebounds every game, which is 233rd and 5th in those categories. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 62nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.4. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the floor (138th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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