Tulane vs. Georgia Tech - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-2) at Tulane Green Wave (5-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to take on the Tulane Green Wave this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets improved to 5-2 on the season after defeating the Wofford Terriers 77-61, this past Tuesday. Georgia Tech used a 12-4 run to take 2-point halftime lead and outscored the Terriers by a 45-31 margin in the 2nd half for the victory. Georgia Tech shot 45.3% from the field and 44.4% (8-18) from beyond the arc. The Yellow Jackets held the Terriers to 17.6% (3-17) shooting from three-point range and outrebounded Wofford by a 40-22 margin. Georgia Tech was led by Charles Mitchell who had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. On the season, the Yellow Jackets have been led by Charles Mitchell (14.6 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 1.1 spg), Marcus Georges-Hunt (14.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Nick Jacobs (10.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg). Offensively, Georgia Tech is averaging 81.7 ppg on 47.2% shooting. The Yellow Jackets average 6.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.47. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing an average of 71.0 ppg on 43.4% shooting. The Yellow Jackets have a rebound margin of 14.0 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
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The Tulane Green Wave won their 3rd straight game and improved to 5-3 (0-0 AAC) on the season after defeating the New Orleans Privateers, 64-62, this past Wednesday. Tulane was up by a 33-24 margin at halftime however, needed a Dylan Osetkowski lay-up with under a minute to go to seal the victory. Tulane shot 36.7% from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the victory. The Green Wave held the Privateers to 32.8% shooting from the field and 23.5 (4-17) shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Tulane was Dylan Osetkowski who had a double-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. On the season, the Green Wave have been led by Louis Dabney (12.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.3 apg), Malik Morgan (10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg), and Dylan Osetkowski (10.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.5 apg). Offensively, Tulane is averaging 70.1 ppg on 43.3% shooting. The Green Wave average 6.6 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.92. Defensively, Tulane is holding their opponents to an average of 65.4 ppg on 39.9% shooting. The Green Wave have a rebound margin of 6.1 and a turnover margin of -0.3.
The Yellow Jackets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 AT in their last 5 road games. The Green Wave are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
Georgia Tech has a great front court led by Charles Mitchell that has been dominating on the boards all season. Tulane lost three starters from a team that struggled in AAC play last season but with the additions of transfers Malik Morgan(LSU) and Jernard Jarreau (Washington) along with the return of Louis Dabney, the Green Wave could make some noise this season. Both Georgia Tech and Tulane have strong frontcourts which should provide an intriguing matchup in this one however, in the end, I think Georgia Tech has the advantage in the backcourt with Marcus George-Hunt and Adam Smith and can cover this small spread on the road. Take Georgia Tech to cover.