Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Stegeman Coliseum is the location where the Georgia Bulldogs (6-26 last year) will try to beat the Western Carolina Catamounts (11-21 last season) on Monday.
The Western Carolina Catamounts faced off with Mercer and took a loss by a final of 81-53 in their last contest of last season. When it comes to fouls, the Catamounts left the arena with 12 and Mercer totaled 12 fouls. They also knocked down 11 of 20 shots from 3-point land. Mercer finished the game shooting 60.0% at the charity stripe by making 6 of their 10 attempts. Additionally, Mercer had 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Mercer dished out 15 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. Pertaining to the defense, Western Carolina allowed the other team to go 54.2% from the field on 32 of 59 shooting. They also distributed 9 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 30 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Catamounts made 5 of 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. Western Carolina walked away from the game with a 33.9% field goal percentage (20 out of 59) and made 8 of their 32 3-point attempts.
Vonterius Woolbright is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He notched 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played 30 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. He finished shooting 62.5% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
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Western Carolina will play this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 11-21 last season. They lost possession via turnover 12.4 times per game and as a team committed 17.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Western Carolina pulled in 37.5 boards per game and earned 412 assists last year, which had them ranked 181st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Catamounts connected on 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (320 of 1002) and 67.3% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 70.7 pts per game (187th in D-1) while going 40.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Catamounts forced their opponents into 10.1 turnovers every game while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They were 306th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 461 conceded last year. The Catamounts allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (871 of 1,960) and they surrendered 37.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They conceded 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were ranked 338th in the nation in opponents PPG (77.3).
For their last game last season, the Georgia Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-51 against Vanderbilt. In regard to attacking the glass, Georgia allowed Vanderbilt to collect 38 overall (10 offensive). They went 39.0% from distance by connecting on 16 of 41 and finished the game at 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Bulldogs allowed Vanderbilt to convert 32 out of their 68 attempts from the field which left them shooting 47.1% for the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 14 for 47 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 29.8%. Regarding three-point shots, Georgia buried 2 of 17 attempts (11.8%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. Vanderbilt earned 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 27 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Bulldogs pulled down 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this game.
Braelen Bridges pitched in for the Bulldogs for the contest. He totaled 15 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this matchup. He made 5 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, and totaled 11 rebounds.
Georgia had a record of 6-26 last season. The Bulldogs were responsible for committing 15.0 personal fouls per contest and they connected on 74.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 13.9 times per contest (116th in college hoops) and they turned it over 14.4 times per contest. Georgia had 2,234 pts throughout last season (69.8 per contest) and they grabbed 32.7 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs hit 44.2% from the field, which ranked them 161st in the country.
The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court were 346th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 78.5. They forced 11.0 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 47.4% from the field (345th in D-1). The Georgia defense conceded 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (285 of 817) and their opponents knocked down 71.6% of their free throw attempts. They surrendered 16.5 assists and 34.8 rebounds every game, which ranked them 353rd and 187th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Western Carolina
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