Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-12) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Saturday at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to tie a season-high three straight victories. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 71.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 70.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 14.8 points and four assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Mitchell Wilbekin is shooting 37.1 percent. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have seven players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 64.2 percent from the line and 33 percent from deep. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last six games.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost nine of their last 10 games and look for their first home win of 2015. On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 64.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 14 points and 5.7 rebounds while Charles Mitchell is averaging 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds. Demarco Cox is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Chris Bolden is shooting 40.7 percent. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have six players averaging at least 5.8 points, and they’re shooting 67.6 percent from the line and 27.2 percent from deep. Georgia Tech is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four of its last seven games.
The Demon Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Demon Deacons are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Georgia Tech and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Georgia Tech has to win a home game eventually in 2015, and it should come against a Wake Forest team that's struggled all year to string consistent wins together. I like the Yellow Jackets to take advantage of their size and get the W and the cover.