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Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-1)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Joyce Center)

The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face off on Saturday in South Bend at the Joyce Center in ACC college basketball action.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-1 this season and they are ranked 14th in the nation. Notre Dame is averaging 86.1 points per game and they are shooting 55.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Jerian Grant leads the Fighting Irish averaging 17.4 points and 6.2 assists per game. Zach Auguste is averaging 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds, Demetrius Jackson is averaging 14.4 points, and Pat Connaughton is averaging 14 points and 8.2 rebounds. Notre Dame is 11-0 at home this season but they have played just the 306th ranked schedule in the nation.

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are a surprising 9-3 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Georgia Tech is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Marcus Georges-Hunt leads the Yellow Jackets averaging 12.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Charles Mitchell is averaging 10.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, Demarco Cox is averaging 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Quinton Stephens is averaging 7.4 points. Georgia Tech is 1-1 on the road this season and have played the 41st ranked schedule.

Notre Dame is 5-11-1 against the spread against a team wit a winning record, 7-18-1 against the spread against the ACC, and 5-15-2 against the spread in their last 22 home games. Georgia Tech is 4-0 against the spread against the ACC and 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 home games.

Notre Dame is pretty tough at home but Georgia Tech has been pulling surprises since the season opener against Georgia and I look for them to keep this close at worst. 

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +12

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