LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 2/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
The LSU Tigers (12-13) are hitting the road to Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday where they will go up against the Georgia Bulldogs (15-10).
The LSU Tigers played Texas A&M and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-62 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Tigers finished with 23 while Texas A&M recorded 15 fouls. They also converted 8 out of their 16 shots from 3-point land. Texas A&M ended up shooting 81.3% at the free throw line by making 26 of their 32 attempts. In addition, Texas A&M pulled down 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Texas A&M doled out 9 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. With regard to defense, LSU allowed 47.6% from the field on 20 of 42 shooting. They also dished out 9 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 21 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 8 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. LSU finished the game having earned a 41.5% FG percentage (22 out of 53) and made 10 out of their 29 3-pointers.
Adam Miller is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He notched 18 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and snagged 2 boards. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes.
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LSU will play this game with a win-loss mark of 12-13 for the year. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, LSU is pulling down 34.3 rebounds per game and has 308 assists for the season, which is 276th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers are hitting 33.0% on three-point shots (182 of 551) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 66.4 pts per game (314th in college hoops) while hitting 41.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.2 fouls. They are 185th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 325 surrendered for the season. The Tigers are giving up a FG percentage of 44.2% (623 of 1,408) and they concede 34.3 boards per game as a group. They give up 33.2% on shots from downtown while they are 163rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (69.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 75-68 when they played Kentucky. The Bulldogs corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this game. They turned it over 6 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. Kentucky had 23 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to bury 25 of them for a rate of 86.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Georgia buried 6 out of their 19 attempts (31.6%). In all, the Bulldogs finished shooting 22 for 54 from the field which had them sitting at 40.7%. The Bulldogs allowed Kentucky to knock down 25 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.5% for this game. They wrapped up this game 35.0% from distance by going 7 out of 20 and finished the contest at 11 of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). In the matter of team rebounding, Georgia allowed Kentucky to collect 37 in total (13 offensive).
Kario Oquendo ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He scored 21 points in his 32 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist in this matchup. He buried 5 out of 15 for this contest giving him a rate of 33.3%, and tallied 1 rebound.
Georgia has a record of 15-10 for the season. As an offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 41.7% from the field, which has them ranked 319th in the country. Georgia has totaled 1,752 pts this season (70.1 per game) and they pull down 37.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per game (293rd in D-1) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 15.7 fouls per game and they shoot 73.6% from the charity stripe.
The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 167th in the country in points allowed per contest with 69.0. They are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (106th in D-1). The Georgia defense gives up 30.0% on 3-point attempts (163 of 544) and opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 14.1 dimes and 35.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 287th and 243rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia
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