Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech - 2/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-12) at Virginia Tech Hokies (9-14)
College Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Monday at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have split their last four games and look for their third ACC win. On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 65 points on 41.7 percent shooting and is allowing 63.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 13.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while Charles Mitchell is averaging 9.9 points and seven rebounds. Demarco Cox is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Chris Bolden is shooting 42 percent from the field. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have six players averaging at least 5.7 points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 28.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, Virginia Tech is averaging 66.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and is allowing 67.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Adam Smith is averaging 13.4 points and 2.7 rebounds while Justin Bibbs is averaging 13.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. Ahmed Hill is grabbing four rebounds and Devin Wilson is dishing 4.3 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies have six players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 62.7 percent from the line and 39 percent from downtown. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Yellow Jackets are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hokies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The difference in this game is going to be the size of Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets should own the Hokies on the glass and create many second-chance points for the road team. I like Georgia Tech to win this game and cover the tiny chalk.