Miami vs Georgia Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Georgia Bulldogs (2-1) vs Miami Hurricanes (3-0)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Baha Mar Convention Center)

Betting Odds: Georgia Bulldogs +6.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes meet Friday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Georgia Bulldogs Betting Preview

The Georgia Bulldogs look for a third straight win to improve to 3-1 on the year. The Georgia Bulldogs have lost 9 straight non-home games. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 71.7 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Jabri Abdur-Rahim is averaging 16 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Noah Thomasson is averaging 9.7 points and 4 rebounds. RJ Melendez is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Silas Demary Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Georgia Bulldogs are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Bulldogs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

Miami Hurricanes Betting Preview

The Miami Hurricanes look to remain undefeated on the season. The Miami Hurricanes look for back to back 4-0 starts to the season. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 91.7 points on 54.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Wooga Poplar is averaging 20.7 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Matthew Cleveland is averaging 17 points and 6.7 rebounds. Norchad Omier is the third double-digit scorer and Bensley Joseph is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.

Randy’s Pick

The Georgia Bulldogs put up a fight against Oregon and did beat Wake Forest, so maybe there's hope for this season. Possibly Georgia isn't as bad as some originally believed? Who knows. What I do know is the Miami Hurricanes are underrated in the eyes of many, and they're off to a fine start at both ends of the floor. I'm rather high on the Canes this season and will be getting behind them often whenever I can get reasonable lines. We're not being asked to lay much here. Give me the Hurricanes.

Randy’s Pick Miami Hurricanes -6.5

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