Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-7) at Pittsburgh Panthers (12-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face off on Saturday at Petersen Events Center in ACC college basketball action.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-5 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Pitt is averaging 67.2 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Michael Young leads the Panthers averaging 13.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. James Robinson is averaging 10.6 points, Jamel Artis is averaging 9.3 points, and Chris Jones is averaging 8.9 points. Pittsburgh is 8-1 at home this season.
USA TODAY Sports
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 9-7 tis season and they have lost their last four games. GT is averaging 65.7 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds to lead the Yellow Jackets. Charles Mitchell is averaging 10.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, Demarco Cox is averaging 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Quinn Stephens is averaging 6.9 points. Georgia Tech is 1-3 on the road this season.
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 against the spread against the ACC, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 8-20 against the spread in their last 28 home games. Georgia Tech is 7-1 against the spread against the ACC, 8-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
I have been critical of Pitt often but I like them in this spot so they are my play here.