North Carolina Central vs Georgia Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/12/23

Georgia Bulldogs (1-1) vs North Carolina Central Eagles (0-1)

Game Info: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Georgia Bulldogs -20.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC Central Eagles and Georgia Bulldogs face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Stegman Coliseum. 

Georgia’s Defense Could be an Issue

Georgia comes into this game with a 1-1 record but in each of the games the defense has been a major issue. In the first game against Oregon, Georgia scored 71 points, but the defense gave up 82 points on the way to the defeat. In the last game against Wake Forest, Georgia scored 80 points, but the defense gave up 77 points and they only won by three points. Georgia’s offense was strong and they shot 47 percent from the field in the last game but they only shot 28.6 percent from behind the three-point line. 

Can NC Central Be More Competitive Here?

NC Central dominated the last game, but for the preview in this game, we are more concerned about what they did in the first game. NC Central faced off against Kansas in Game 1, and it was basically over from the opening minute. At halftime they were down 59-18 and although they were better in the second half, the defense still gave up 40 points and they ended up losing 99-56. Ja’Darius Harris was the top player putting up 12 points in 23 minutes. In this game the defense is going to need to be good. 

Shane’s Free Pick

NC Central’s defense was awful against Kansas and now they have to face off against a Georgia team that has had no issue running up the score the first two games. In this game Georiga is going to have no issue running up the score against NC Central. NC Central might score a few more points here but they still aren’t going to be keeping it that close. Back Georgia to win this game and cover the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Georgia -20.5

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