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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Tennessee Volunteers - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Volunteers (1-0) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0)

College Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (McCamish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -4 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Tennessee Volunteers will travel to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a non-conference game on Monday.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are coming off of a win against Cornell by a score of 116-81 on Friday night. Defense seemed to be optional for both teams in Georgia Tech’s win with 106 points being scored in the first half between the two teams. Georgia Tech was actually only up two points in the beginning of the second half before they went on a 32-3 run. Charles Mitchell led the way for Georgia Tech with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus Georges-Hunt also added 17 points for Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech shot 60.9% on free throws, 34.8% on three-pointers, and 60.3% on all field goals attempted. Georgia Tech outrebounded Cornell 48-24 during their victory. Georgia Tech also had 30 assists during the game. Georgia Tech shot the ball extremely well on Friday but they really need to sure up their defense if they want to be competitive this season.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Tennessee Volunteers - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tennessee Volunteers are coming off of a close win against UNC Asheville by a score of 82-78 on Friday night. This was the first game of the Rick Barnes era at Tennessee and it was very shaky until the very end. Kevin Punter led the way for Tennessee with 31 points. Robert Hubbs III also added 18 points for Tennessee. Armani Moore and Derek Reese both had 8 rebounds in the Tennessee victory. Tennessee shot 69.2% on free throws, 25% from three-pointers, and 52.6% on all field goals attempted. Tennessee was out rebounded by UNC Asheville 36-33. Tennessee had 16 assists in their win. Tennessee will hope to have a better performance against Georgia Tech, where it will be key to stop the high scoring Georgia Tech offense.

Tennessee is 1-9-3 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games. Tennessee is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. The under is 4-0 in Tennessee’s last 4 non-conference games. Georgia Tech is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 5-0-1 in Georgia Tech’s last 6 games against the SEC. The over is 4-1 in Georgia Tech’s last 5 non-conference games.

Georgia Tech looked dominant on offense in their season opener and I think they will be able to keep that up against Tennessee. Tennessee looked shaky in their opener and traveling to Georgia Tech is a tall task. I am picking Georgia Tech in this one.

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -4

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