Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
The Georgia Bulldogs (14-10) will go up against the Kentucky Wildcats (16-8) at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday.
The Kentucky Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Arkansas and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 88-73 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 17 while Arkansas had 18 personal fouls. They made 4 of 9 shots from downtown. Arkansas went 83.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 24 tries. In addition, Arkansas totaled 24 boards (4 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Arkansas earned 19 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. When discussing the defense, Kentucky allowed 62.7% from the floor on 32 of 51 shooting. They also doled out 11 dimes for the contest in addition to creating 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they collected 25 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 11 of 18 tries for a percentage of 61.1%. Kentucky wrapped up the game with a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and converted 4 out of their 13 shots from downtown.
Cason Wallace is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He finished the game at 58.8% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. He played for 39 mins and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up with 24 points on 10 of 17 shooting.
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Kentucky enters this contest with a record of 16-8 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.4 fouls every game. As a team, Kentucky is pulling in 38.3 boards per contest and has racked up 380 assists for the year, which has them ranked 38th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Wildcats are connecting on 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc (163 of 445) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. They average 75.1 pts per contest (104th in the nation) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 fouls. They currently rank 120th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 284 surrendered on the campaign. The Wildcats defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.4% (591 of 1,363) and they surrender 30.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 33.3% from 3-point land and they rank 126th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (67.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 78-74 against Ole Miss. The Bulldogs were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. Ole Miss had 20 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to bury 19 of them for a clip of 70.4%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia knocked down 3 of 16 attempts (18.8%). When all was said and done, the Bulldogs shot 26 for 57 from the field which had them at 45.6%. The Bulldogs permitted Ole Miss to knock down 26 of 61 attempts from the floor which had them at 42.6% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 17.4% from three-point range by going 4 of 23 and ended up going 22 of 27 at the charity stripe (81.5%). When discussing how they rebounded, Georgia allowed Ole Miss to snag 35 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Braelen Bridges ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in this game. He made 10 out of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 76.9%, and tallied 11 rebounds. He earned 26 points in his 27 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Georgia has a record of 14-10 this year. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 15.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 72.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.8 times per game (296th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per contest. Georgia has earned 1,677 pts for the season (69.9 per contest) and they grab 37.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are shooting 41.8% from the floor, which is 314th in college hoops.
The Georgia defense allows 29.8% on 3-pointers (156 of 524) and their opposition makes 70.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 14.0 assists and 34.9 boards per game, which has them ranked 272nd and 237th in D-1. The Bulldogs are ranked 169th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 69.1. They are able to force 11.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (125th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kentucky
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