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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/14/14

Pittsburgh Panthers (15-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-6)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh improved to 15-1 on the season after beating Wake Forest 80-65 on Saturday. The Panthers shot a whopping 49.1% from the field and 41.7% from long distance on Saturday. Lamar Patterson had a team-high 27 points, along with 6 assists and 5 rebounds in the win. Talib Zanna added 16 points and grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. On the year, Patterson leads the team in scoring at 17.9 points per game, while he also averages a team-high 4.5 assists per contest. Zanna averages 12.4 points per game and a team-high 8 rebounds. The Panthers are shooting an impressive 48.4% from the field and are scoring 77.1 points per game. Pittsburgh is a good rebounding team and one of the best teams when it comes to distributing the basketball on offense, averaging 17.2 assists per game. Pittsburgh has won five straight games since losing their only game of the season. This will be the Panthers second true road game of the season; Pittsburgh beat N.C. State two weeks ago on the road.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/14/14

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets improved to 10-6 on the year after beating Notre Dame 74-69 on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets shot 42.9% from the field and 33.3% from long distance, while holding Notre Dame to just 40% from the field and 25% from three-point range. Trae Golden scored 20 points and Daniel Miller added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets. On the year, Golden leads the team with 13.1 points per game, while he also averages a team-high 3.6 assists per game. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 11.9 points per game and 2.6 assists per game for the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech averages only 70.5 points per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. The Yellow Jackets are a good rebounding team and a decent team when it comes to distributing the basketball on offense, averaging 14.3 assists per game. Georgia Tech has lost three out of their last five, but four of those games were on the road.

Pittsburgh is playing great basketball right now but it worries me that they have only played one game on the road.Georgia Tech has lost three out of their last five, but four of those games came on the road and they did not play terrible. The Yellow Jackets play much better at home, like most teams in college basketball, and I expect them to keep things close in this one. I’ll take the points with the home dog.

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