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Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies (11-6) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ACC

The Virginia Tech Hokies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Saturday at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Virginia Tech Hokies look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 76.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 15.2 points and 9.1 rebounds while Seth Allen is averaging 13.3 points and 2.2 assists. Justin Bibbs is dishing one assist and Kerry Blackshear Jr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. Virginia Tech is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 76.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Adam Smith is averaging 14.8 points and 2.4 rebounds while Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 14.8 points and 2.4 assists. Charles Mitchell is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Josh Heath is dishing 4.1 assists. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. Georgia Tech is allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won 10 of their last 13 home games.

The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Yellow Jackets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. 

Georgia Tech should have the advantage here in the paint and has been fairly consistent at home. We can't say the same about the Hokies on the road. I like the home team to win by double digits. 

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -8

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