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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers - 2/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Clemson Tigers (15-10) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-14)

College Basketball: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN U

The Clemson Tigers will travel to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Clemson Tigers improved to 15-10 (7-6 ACC) on the season after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies, 75-54, this past Saturday. Clemson shot 47.4% from the field and 37.9% (11-29) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Tigers was Jordan Roper who had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists. Clemson is ranked 78th in the RPI Standings and has played the 62nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Tigers have been led by Jaron Blossomgame (13.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.0 apg) and Donte Grantham (9.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1/6 apg). Clemson is averaging 62.1 ppg on 41.0% shooting. The Tigers average 5.5 three-pointers per game and shoot 66.1% from the free-throw line. Clemson is holding their opponents to an average of 60.3 on 38.9% shooting.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers - 2/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped to 11-14 (2-11 ACC ACC) on the season after being defeated by the Florida State Seminoles, 57-53, this past Saturday. Georgia Tech shot 35.6% from the field and 20.0% (3-15) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was Marcus Georges-Hunt who had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Georgia Tech is ranked 112th in the RPI Standings and has played the 26th ranked SOS. On the season, the Yellow Jackets have been led by Marcus Georges-Hunt (13.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.8 apg) and Charles Mitchell (10.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.6 bpg). Georgia Tech is averaging 64.9 ppg on 41.5% shooting.  The Yellow Jackets average 4.5 three-pointers per game and shoot 67.3% from the free-throw line. Georgia Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 64.0 ppg on 42.9% shooting.

The Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.  The Yellow Jackets are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. the ACC and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.

Clemson has played well as of late as they've won 5 of their last 7 which included a close 60-58 loss to the 10th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Georgia Tech is better than their 2-11 ACC record indicates as they've been very competitive in conference play throughout the year. Georgia Tech has decent size down low and I think Marcus Georges-Hunt and Charles Mitchell will be able to have big games against a Clemson team that can struggle on the road. Take Georgia Tech at home to cover this small spread. 

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -3.5

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