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Duke Blue Devils vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-11) at Duke Blue Devils (18-3)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

The Line: Duke Blue Devils -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 2

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils this Wednesday night.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped to 10-11 (1-8 ACC) on the season after losing 81-80 in overtime to the NC State Wolfpack this past Saturday. Georgia Tech allowed NC State to shoot 48.4% from the field and 45.5% (10-22) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was Marcus Georges-Hunt who had 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Georgia Tech is ranked 93rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 19th ranked SOS. On the season, the Yellow Jackets have been led by Marcus Georges-Hunt (14.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.7 apg) and Charles Mitchell (10.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg). Offensively, Georgia Tech is averaging 64.6 ppg (ranked 245th) on 41.3% shooting (ranked 269th). The Yellow Jackets average just 4.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 334th) on 25.7% three-point shooting (ranked 343rd). Defensively, Georgia Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 63.8 ppg (ranked 109th) on 43.2% shooting (ranked 203rd). The Yellow Jackets pull down 38.71 rpg (ranked 27th) and have a rebound margin of 8.8 (ranked 9th).

Duke Blue Devils vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils improved to 18-3 (5-3 ACC) on the season after defeating the 2nd ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 69-63, this past Saturday. Duke shot 50.9% from the field and held Virginia to just 23.1% (3-13) shooting from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Justise Winslow who had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Duke is ranked 5th in the RPI Standings and has played the 5th ranked SOS. On the season, the Blue Devils have been led by Jahlil Okafor (18.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.5 bpg) and Quinn Cook (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.7 apg). Offensively, Duke is averaging 80.6 ppg (ranked 10th) on 49.7% shooting (ranked 7th). Duke averages 15.3 apg (ranked 34th) and has a 1.37 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 23rd). Defensively, Duke is allowing their opponents to average 64.5 ppg (ranked 136th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 175th). The Blue Devils is holding their opponents to 29.7% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 27th) and pull down 37.86 total rpg (ranked 40th).

The Yellow Jackets are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Blue Devils are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall however, just 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.

Duke hit some big three-pointers towards the end of the game to get a huge victory over the previously undefeated Virginia Cavaliers. Georgia Tech used a big second half to force their game into OT and lost in heart breaking fashion do to a last second three-pointer by NC State. Georgia Tech has lost 8 of their last 9 games, however, they have been competitive in the majority of those games. Georgia Tech defends the three-pointer well and has some good size to battle Okafor and I think this is too many points to give the Yellow Jackets. Take Georgia Tech and the points. 

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