Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Alabama Crimson Tide (22-4) host the Georgia Bulldogs (16-10) at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday.
The Georgia Bulldogs took the court against LSU and went home with a win by a final score of 65-63 in their last contest. Georgia finished the game with a 44.0% FG percentage (22 out of 50) and buried 6 out of their 21 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 15 of 26 tries for a percentage of 57.7%. When talking about rebounding, they collected a total of 25 with 1 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 10 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When discussing defending, Georgia allowed their opponent to shoot 38.5% from the field on 20 of 52 shooting. LSU totaled 11 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Moreover, LSU pulled down 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. LSU went 84.2% from the free throw line by converting 16 of their 19 attempts. They also made 7 of 23 tries from long range. In relation to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 13 while LSU finished the game with 21 fouls.
Kario Oquendo is a guy who came through for this contest. He finished 33.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 32 mins played and also pulled down 1 rebound. He ended up scoring 21 points on 5 out of 15 shooting.
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Georgia will play this contest with a win-loss record of 16-10 on the season. They currently have an average of 69.9 pts per contest (222nd in D-1) while shooting 41.8% from the floor. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.4% on shots from distance (180 of 556) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Georgia is grabbing 37.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 305 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 297th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.6 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Bulldogs have forced 11.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They give up 30.0% on 3-point shots and they rank 158th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.8). The Bulldogs are allowing a FG percentage of 42.2% (659 of 1,562) and they surrender 35.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 262nd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 363 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide took a defeat with a final score of 68-59 when they faced Tennessee. In regard to rebounding, Alabama permitted Tennessee to pull down 33 overall (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 26.1% from beyond the arc by going 6 out of 23 and finished the game at 16 of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). The Crimson Tide allowed Tennessee to make 23 out of their 63 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 36.5% for this contest. Overall, the Crimson Tide walked away from this one shooting 17 for 48 from the field which gave them a rate of 35.4%. Concerning 3-point shots, Alabama converted 9 out of their 24 attempts (37.5%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a clip of 80.0%. Tennessee committed 18 fouls in the game which got the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for 20 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Crimson Tide earned 33 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 40 for the matchup.
Rylan Griffen ended up being a factor for the Crimson Tide in the game. He knocked down 5 out of 7 for the contest for a rate of 71.4%, and had 2 rebounds. He had 16 points in his 21 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in this matchup.
Alabama has a record of 22-4 for the year. As an offense, the Crimson Tide are shooting 44.6% from the field, which is 184th in college hoops. Alabama has tallied 2,145 points on the campaign (82.5 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.9 times per contest (68th in the nation) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. The Crimson Tide are responsible for committing 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 72.2% from the charity stripe.
The Alabama defense concedes 26.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (141 of 537) and opponents are connecting on 71.6% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.7 assists and 38.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 40th and 346th in college hoops. The Crimson Tide are ranked 151st in the nation in points allowed per contest with 68.7. They have forced 12.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 37.0% from the floor (3rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alabama
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