Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena is the location where the Tennessee Volunteers (16-3) will take on the Georgia Bulldogs (13-6) on Wednesday.
The Georgia Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Vanderbilt and took a loss by a score of 85-82 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up finishing with 24 while Vanderbilt totaled 22 personal fouls. They buried 10 of their 21 tries from distance. Vanderbilt ended up going 72.4% at the charity stripe by making 21 of their 29 tries. Furthermore, Vanderbilt grabbed 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Vanderbilt earned 13 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. In regard to the defense, Georgia allowed the other team to shoot 48.2% from the floor on 27 out of 56 shooting. They also doled out 16 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned 33 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 21 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Georgia ended the game with a 44.1% field goal percentage (26 of 59) and made 9 of their 27 3-point attempts.
Jabri Abdur-Rahim is someone who came through for the contest. He shot 60.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He saw the court for 27 minutes played and also collected 1 board. He ended up scoring 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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Georgia heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 13-6 so far this season. They cough up possession 13.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Georgia is collecting 38.7 boards per game and is sitting with 227 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 317th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are connecting on 34.2% on shots from distance (136 of 398) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 71.1 points per game (192nd in the country) while shooting 42.5% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 fouls. They rank 130th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 240 surrendered so far this season. The Bulldogs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.4% (468 of 1,130) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per game as a team. They surrender 28.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 86th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Tennessee Volunteers got the victory with a final of 77-56 against LSU. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Tennessee allowed LSU to pull down 24 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They went 25.0% from 3-point land by going 4 of 16 and ended up going 10 of 17 at the free throw line (58.8%). The Volunteers permitted LSU to knock down 21 out of 44 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.7% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Volunteers ended up shooting 29 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.6%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Tennessee knocked down 12 of their 32 attempts (37.5%). They were able to make 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. LSU committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for a total of 8 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Volunteers were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the contest.
Josiah-Jordan James ended up being a major contributor for the Volunteers for the matchup. He totaled 22 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for this game. He converted 9 out of 16 for the contest giving him a rate of 56.3%, and had 7 rebounds.
Tennessee has a win-loss record of 16-3 this season. As an offense, the Volunteers are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which ranks 202nd in Division 1. Tennessee has scored 1,411 points so far this year (74.3 per contest) and they snag 39.6 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 17.4 times per game (14th in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Volunteers are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game and they shoot 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Volunteers on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 54.4. They are able to force 16.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 34.2% from the field (2nd in college basketball). The Tennessee defense allows 21.8% on three-point shots (92 of 422) and opponents are converting on 74.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 8.6 assists and 31.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is 6th and 52nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tennessee
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