Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-2) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play Wednesday night at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are an impressive 15-2 and play their second true road game. On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 83.3 points on 53.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Jerian Grant is averaging 16.6 points and 6.2 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Pat Connaughton is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Demetrius Jackson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are one of the top offensive teams in the country that is shooting 71.8 percent from the free throw line and 40.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last seven games. ND’s only other road game was against North Carolina.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost four of their last five games and are still looking for their first conference win. On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 66.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while Charles Mitchell is averaging 11.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Demarco Cox is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Josh Heath is dishing 3.3 assists. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets main strength are their 39.5 rebounds per game. Offensively, Georgia Tech is shooting 65.1 percent from the line and 24.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing teams to shoot 28.9 percent from deep and has given up 66 or less points in eight of its last 11 games.
The Fighting Irish are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Atlantic Coast and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Yellow Jackets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Fighting Irish are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Georgia Tech took Notre Dame to double-overtime when these teams met a couple of weeks ago. Also, the Yellow Jackets have played their best ball this season on their home court. Give me the points here.