Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech - 12/3/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-1) at Northwestern Wildcats (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Northwestern Wildcats play Wednesday night at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are off to a sweet 5-1 start and will play their first true road game. On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 69.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt leads Georgia Tech with 12 points and 4.7 rebounds while Demarco Cox is averaging 11 points and 6.7 rebounds. Josh Heath is dishing out 4.8 assists per game and Charles Mitchell is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have shown to be a balanced team and their main strength is the 41.5 rebounds they’re averaging per game. If Georgia Tech can improve its 61 percent shooting from the free throw line, the Yellow Jackets could be a surprise in the ACC this season.
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The Northwestern Wildcats look to bounce back from their loss to Northern Iowa. On the season, Northwestern is averaging 61.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting and is allowing 59.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Tre Demps leads Northwestern with 10.3 points on 34.8 percent shooting and Bryant McIntosh is averaging 9.8 points and 4.7 assists. Alex Olah is shooting 33.3 percent from deep and Vic Law is grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats get much of their offensive production from deep, as they’ve attempted 116 threes and are knocking down 35.3 percent. However, Northwestern wins games with its defense that’s allowed no more than 67 points this season and is averaging five blocks. These next two games will give us a better idea of where Northwestern is at.
The Yellow Jackets are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wildcats are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast.
I like what I've seen from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, as they've already held their own against two decent teams like Georgia and Marquette. I'll take GT and the free bucket on the road.