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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/8/14

Virginia Cavaliers (18-5) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon.

Virginia improved to 18-5, 9-1 ACC after beating Boston College at home 77-67 on Wednesday night. On the season, Malcolm Brogdon averages a team-high 12 points per game while averaging 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Brogdon has been playing great basketball in the last few weeks and has stepped up to be the go-to player in clutch situations. Joe Harris is averaging a second-best 11.3 points per game, while Akil Mitchell averages a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game. Virginia only averages 66.6 points per game while shooting 44.8% from the field as a team this season. The Cavaliers are a decent rebounding team, averaging 36.5 boards per game. Virginia is on a roll right now, winning six games in a row and nine out of their last ten overall. The Cavaliers will head out on the road where they are 4-3 on the year.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/8/14

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped to 12-11, 3-7 ACC after losing at Clemson 45-41 on Tuesday night. On the season, Trae Golden averages a team-high 14 points per game along with averaging a team-high 3.3 assists per contest. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 12.4 points per game, while Daniel Miller averages a team-high 8 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 68.5 points per game while shooting only 43.7% from the field as a team this season. Georgia Tech is average when it comes to rebounding, 36.8 boards per game, and distributing the basketball on offense, averaging 13.5 assists per game. Georgia Tech has lost three of their last four and five out of their last seven overall. The Yellow Jackets will play at home after playing two straight games on the road. Georgia Tech has lost their last three home games and have dropped four home games overall this season.

Virginia is red hot right now and they are playing great team basketball. Brogdon, Harris, Anderson, and Mitchell lead a deep and talented to squad for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is not a deep team and besides Trae Golden there are no other playmakers on the team. I think the Yellow Jackets will lose their fourth straight home game and Virginia will win their seventh game in a row on Saturday. Virginia wins by double-digits as Georgia Tech will find it hard to score on the Cavaliers defense.

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Virginia -6

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