Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 1/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
Stegeman Coliseum is where the Georgia Bulldogs (10-3) will meet the Auburn Tigers (11-2) on Wednesday.
The Auburn Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against Florida and went home with a win by a final score of 61-58 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Tigers left the arena with 16 and Florida recorded 18 personal fouls. They buried 3 of their 19 tries from three-point range. Florida shot 89.5% at the free throw line by burying 17 of their 19 tries. In addition, Florida collected 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Florida dished out 9 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. In the matter of the defense, Auburn allowed their opponent to shoot 40.4% from the floor on 19 of 47 shooting. They also doled out 16 dimes for this contest as well as forcing 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 31 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Tigers converted 16 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Auburn ended the contest having earned a 38.2% FG percentage (21 of 55) and made 3 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc.
Johni Broome is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He accounted for 14 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 27 mins and snagged 11 rebounds. He shot 46.2% from the field and earned 4 dimes.
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Auburn heads into this game with a mark of 11-2 for the year. They have an average of 72.7 points per contest (171st in the country) while going 44.2% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 29.7% on three-point shots (79 of 266) and 67.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Auburn is grabbing 39.1 boards per game and has 186 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 227th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Tigers are forcing 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 26.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 40th in D-1 in points per game allowed (61.8). The Tigers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 38.9% (291 of 748) and they relinquish 33.3 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 16th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 128 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last played, the Georgia Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 78-72 when they played Rider. When it comes to attacking the glass, Georgia permitted Rider to collect 37 in total (12 on the offensive side). They shot 23.5% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 17 and finished the game at 8 out of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Bulldogs allowed Rider to make 30 out of 69 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 43.5% for this game. When all was said and done, the Bulldogs ended up going 26 for 58 from the field which had them at 44.8%. In the matter of shots from distance, Georgia converted 13 of 25 tries (52.0%). They were able to make 13 of those for a rate of 59.1%. Rider was called for 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Bulldogs pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 31 in this contest.
Kario Oquendo ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for this contest. He made 5 out of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and totaled 4 rebounds. He totaled 17 points in his 25 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to get an assist.
Georgia has a record of 10-3 this season. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 14.1 fouls per game while shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.8 times per game (241st in the country) and they are giving up possession 14.4 times per game. Georgia has scored 927 pts so far this year (71.3 per game) and they collect 38.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 43.7% from the floor, which is ranked 236th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 67th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.0. They are able to force 12.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (117th in college hoops). The Georgia defense concedes 29.1% on three-point shots (78 of 268) and their opponents are making 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.2 assists and 31.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 166th and 42nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Auburn
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