Georgia Tech vs. Clemson - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (16-11) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Clemson Tigers face off on Tuesday in ACC college basketball action.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 15-12 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Georgia Tech is averaging 74.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Marcus Georges-Hunt leads the Yellow Jackets averaging 16.6 points per game. Adam Smith is averaging 14.1 points, Nick Jacobs is averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Charles Mitchell is averaging 10.8 points and 10.2 rebounds. Georgia Tech is 11-5 at home and 5-9 in the ACC.
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The Clemson Tigers are 16-11 this season and they are coming off of a loss at NC State that ended a two game winning streak. Clemson is averaging 69.6 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Jaron Blossomgame leads the Tigers averaging 18.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Donte Grantham is averaging 10.3 points, Avry Holmes is averaging 10 points, and Jordan Roper is averaging 9.5 points. Clemson is 2-7 on the road and 9-6 in the ACC.
Georgia Tech is 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread and 3-1-1 against the spread following a win. Clemson is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 9-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The road team has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two teams.
The total in this one is set at 135.5 and while that is on the low side it’s just a lean but I see it staying under and that is my free pick.