Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-4) at Pittsburgh Panthers (12-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers will host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers come into this game ranked 24th in the nation with a 12-1 record and are currently ranked 3rd in the ACC. The Panthers are currently riding a 8 game win streak and will try to extend it to 9. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for the Panthers has been Michael Young who is averaging 16.9 points per game and 7.4 rebounds with 2.9 assists. Jamel Artis is second on the team with 15.6 points per game and 4.5 rebounds with 3.4 assists.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets come into this game with a 10-4 record and are currently 9th in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets have won 3out of their past 4 games with their most recent game being a 86-78 loss to North Carolina. Through 14 games this season the leading scorer for the Yellow Jackets has been Marcus George-Hunt who is averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds. Adan Smith is second on the team with 13.6 points per game and 2.3 rebounds. Georgia Tech will try to pull of the upset on the road at Pitt.
The Yellow Jackets are 7-0 against the spread in their last 7 Wednesday games. Georgia Tech is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games following a loss. Pittsburgh is 4-1 against the spread In their last 5 games vs. a team with a winnign record. The Panthers are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. ACC opponents.
This is a tough game to call and i would stay away from it. Pittsburgh is one of the better teams in the country but Georgia Tech has shown they can play with the big boys. Since i have to pick im going to take the better team at home and hope for a big run by Pittsburgh late in the second half to seal the game.