North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-14) at North Carolina Tar Heels (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost four of their last six games and look for their second ranked win. On the season, georgia Tech is averaging 64.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 13.8 points and 5.7 rebounds while Charles Mitchell is averaging 10 points and 6.8 rebounds. Demarco Cox is grabbing six rebounds and Chris Bolden is shooting 41 percent from the field. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have five players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 66.7 percent from the line and 27.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four straight games.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels look to bounce back after losing four of their last five games. On the season, North Carolina is averaging 79.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Marcus Paige is averaging 13.6 points and 4.2 assists while Brice Johnson is averaging 12.7 points and eight rebounds. Kennedy Meeks is the third double-digit scorer and J.P. Tokoto is dishing 4.2 assists. The North Carolina Tar Heels have five players averaging at least 8.8 points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from deep. Defensively, North Carolina is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
The Yellow Jackets are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games and 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. win. The Tar Heels are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 57-27-1 ATS in their last 85 games following a S.U. loss. The Yellow Jackets are 16-7 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
I wonder just how North Carolina is going to bounce back after blowing its last game against Duke. Will there be a carry over? Besides that, Georgia Tech has been cash money ATS on the road and has gotten the better of the Tar Heels ATS for years. I'll take the points.