Georgia vs. Florida Atlantic - 11/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2) at Georgia Bulldogs (2-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports Net, ESPN3
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Georgia Bulldogs play Sunday afternoon at the Stegeman Coliseum.
The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost two of their first three games and likely can’t be thrilled going on the road here. On the season, Florida Atlantic is averaging 53.5 points on 37.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Marquan Botley leads FAU with 11.3 points on 35.3 percent shooting and Justin Massey is averaging 10.7 points on 55 percent shooting. Justin Raffington leads the Owls with 7.3 rebounds and Jackson Trapp is the fourth FAU player to average double-digit points. The Florida Atlantic Owls butter their bread on the defensive side of the ball, as they’re holding teams to just 20 percent shooting from three. However, with the lack of true scorers, FAU will continue to get tossed around in the C-USA this season.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are undefeated at home and have bounced back nicely from that loss to Georgia Tech. On the season, Georgia is averaging 78.3 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Nemanja Djurisic leads Georgia with 15.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and Marcus Thornton is scoring 13 points and grabbing 6.3 rebounds. Charles Mann has 13 points and seven rebounds while Kenny Gaines is the fourth Bulldog to average double-digit points. The Georgia Bulldogs scoring ability and the fact they average 40 rebounds a game makes them a sleeper contender in the SEC. This is the final warm up game for Georgia before it takes on Gonzaga.
The Owls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern. The Bulldogs are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games.
Georgia is too good at both ends of the floor for FAU to keep up. Add in the home crowd and the fact the Bulldogs have been great against the number at home, I'm taking Georgia and the chalk.