Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/1/14
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-10) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Wake Forest to play the Demon Deacons on Saturday.
Georgia Tech dropped to 11-10, 2-6 ACC after losing at home to North Carolina 78-65 on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets shot only 41.8% from the field and an awful 23.5% from behind the arc, while also shooting 57.7% from the charity stripe. Trae Golden scored a team-high 21 points for the Yellow Jackets. Daniel Miller added 12 points and a team-high 5 blocks in the loss. On the season, Golden is averaging a team-high 14.3 points and 3.4 assists per contest. Miller is averaging 10.7 points per game and 8 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 69.5 points per game while shooting 43.9% from the field as a team this year. Georgia Tech is a decent rebounding team, averaging 37.4 boards per game. The Yellow Jackets have now lost four out of their last five overall and will head out on the road for the next two games. Georgia Tech is 3-4 on the road this season.
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Wake Forest dropped to 14-7, 4-4 ACC after losing to Syracuse 67-57 on Wednesday. The Demon Deacons shot 34% from the field and a miserable 15% from behind the arc. However, the Demon Deacons kept the game close by holding Syracuse to 36% shooting from the field and 21% from three point range on Wednesday. Travis McKie scored 12 points for the Demon Deacons, while Devin Thomas also scored 12 points. On the season, Codi Miller-McIntyre averages a team-high 15.2 points and 4 assists per game. Thomas is averaging 11.5 points and a team-high 8.5 rebounds per game. The Demon Deacons are averaging 72.2 points per game while shooting 44.9% from the field as a team this season. Wake Forest is a pretty good rebounding team, averaging 38.5 boards per game. Wake Forest averages 34.1 points per game in the paint. The Demon Deacons are 9-0 when they score 34 or more points in the paint and 5-6 when they don’t. Wake Forest had won 13 straight at Joel Coliseum and had won three straight home games against top-five teams before losing on Wednesday. The Demon Deacons will look to bounce back at home on Saturday.
Wake Forest is a solid team that can play tough defense and has several offensive weapons. Georgia Tech has been plagued by some injuries and they have struggled over the past month in conference play. I think the Demon Deacons will start another home win streak on Saturday and will win comfortably against the Yellow Jackets.