LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
The Georgia Bulldogs (16-15) will try to beat the LSU Tigers (13-18) at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday.
The LSU Tigers took the court against Florida and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-67 in their last contest. LSU walked away from the game with a 38.3% FG percentage (23 out of 60) and converted 3 of 16 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Tigers made 18 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 72.0%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists for the game as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about defending, LSU allowed the other team to go 45.9% from the floor on 28 out of 61 shooting. Florida recorded 13 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Moreover, Florida pulled down 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Florida walked away from this one shooting 65.0% at the charity stripe by making 13 of 20 attempts. They converted 10 out of their 25 shots from distance. In regard to fouls, the Tigers walked away with 18 while Florida accumulated 19 fouls.
K.J. Williams is one guy who had an impact for the contest. He finished shooting 46.2% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He played 30 mins and totaled 9 boards. He notched 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting.
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LSU heads into this contest with a record of 13-18 on the season. They currently have an average of 67.5 pts per game (290th in Division 1) while hitting 41.4% from the field. The Tigers are hitting 33.3% from downtown (229 of 687) and 71.9% from the free throw line. As a team, LSU is pulling in 34.6 boards per contest and has tallied 382 assists for the year, which ranks 250th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.6 times per game and as a group they commit 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers are forcing 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.3 fouls. They give up 34.5% on three-point shots while they are 197th in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.6). The Tigers are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.8% (785 of 1,753) and they concede 33.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 218th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 412 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 61-55 against South Carolina. With respect to how they rebounded, Georgia permitted South Carolina to snag 35 in all (14 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 14.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 2 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 31 from the charity stripe (61.3%). The Bulldogs permitted South Carolina to bury 20 of 52 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.5% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 19 out of 51 from the floor which had them shooting 37.3%. When talking about 3-pointers, Georgia buried 5 of their 23 attempts (21.7%). They were able to knock down 12 of those for a percentage of 92.3%. South Carolina committed 12 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Bulldogs were able to corral 12 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 19 in the matchup.
Terry Roberts pitched in for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He accumulated 14 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for this contest. He made 6 out of 14 for this game giving him a rate of 42.9%, and had 5 rebounds.
Georgia has a win-loss mark of 16-15 for the season. The Bulldogs commit 15.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 11.2 times per game (322nd in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per game. Georgia has accounted for 2,126 points for the campaign (68.6 per game) and they grab 35.8 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 41.1% from the field, which is ranked 335th in college hoops.
The Georgia defense surrenders 32.3% on 3-point shots (220 of 682) and opponents are knocking down 68.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 14.7 dimes and 35.4 rebounds per game, which is 324th and 272nd in those defensive categories. The Bulldogs are ranked 224th in D-1 in points given up per game with 71.5. They have forced 11.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (222nd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia
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