Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 12/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3) are headed to State Farm Arena on Sunday where they will play the Georgia Bulldogs (7-3).
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced off with Marquette and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-64 in their last contest. Notre Dame walked away from the contest with a 41.8% FG percentage (23 of 55) and converted 10 of 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Fighting Irish buried 8 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to hauling in boards, they compiled 28 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 assists for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 1 steal. Concerning defending, Notre Dame allowed the other team to shoot 44.1% from the floor on 26 of 59 shooting. Marquette distributed 15 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Moreover, Marquette snagged 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Marquette finished the game at 68.8% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 16 attempts. They converted 12 of their 29 attempts from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Fighting Irish left the arena with 16 and Marquette recorded 19 personal fouls.
Nate Laszewski is someone who came through for this game. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. He played for 33 mins played and also snagged 7 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Notre Dame will play this game with a mark of 7-3 on the season. They average 72.4 points per game (182nd in D-1) while hitting 47.2% from the field. The Fighting Irish are shooting 37.7% on shots from downtown (87 of 231) and 80.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Notre Dame is pulling down 31.6 boards per contest and has tallied 121 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 298th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 8.9 times per game and as a group are committing 11.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Fighting Irish are forcing their opponents into 7.7 turnovers every game and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They are 149th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 126 relinquished this year. The Fighting Irish defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.7% (273 of 598) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 34.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 189th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (68.9).
When they last played, the Georgia Bulldogs took a loss by a score of 79-77 against Georgia Tech. Concerning team rebounding, Georgia allowed Georgia Tech to get 25 in total (9 offensive). They wrapped up this game 26.3% from three-point range by going 5 of 19 and ended up going 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). The Bulldogs allowed Georgia Tech to bury 30 out of 63 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.6% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs shot 31 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.4%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia made 6 of 13 tries (46.2%). They were able to make 9 of them for a rate of 56.3%. Georgia Tech was called for 11 personal fouls for this game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 2 steals for this contest. The Bulldogs collected 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 28 in this game.
Terry Roberts ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 17 in this game giving him a rate of 47.1%, and had 4 rebounds. He totaled 16 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 7 assists in this matchup.
Georgia has a win-loss mark of 7-3 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 258th in the nation. Georgia has 700 points for the campaign (70.0 per contest) and they grab 39.4 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per game (248th in D-1) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 14.6 fouls per contest and they hit 73.2% from the charity stripe.
The Georgia defense concedes 25.9% on 3-pointers (49 of 189) and opponents are knocking down 73.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.6 assists and 31.0 boards per game, which is 117th and 36th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 60th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 63.3. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (130th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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