Boston College Eagles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/21/14
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-8) at Boston College Eagles (5-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Boston College to play the Eagles on Tuesday night.
Georgia Tech dropped to 10-8 on the year after losing at home to Miami 56-42 on Saturday. Georgia Tech shot only 29.5% from the field and 20% from behind the arc. The Yellow Jackets reached the free-throw line 18 times and made only 66.7% of their attempts. Trae Golden, despite missing six of seven three-point attempts, finished with 12 points for Georgia Tech. Rovert Carter Jr. did not play due to an illness, while Marucs Georges-Hunt finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds. On the year, Golden averages a team-high 13.5 points and 3.3 assists per contest. Georges-Hunt averages 11.9 points per game, while Carter Jr. averages a team-high 9.3 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 43.6% from the field as a team while averaging only 69.1 points per game. Georgia Tech is an average rebounding team and they are decent when it comes to distributing the ball on offense. The Yellow Jackets have lost two straight and four out of their last five games overall. Georgia Tech will hit the road for this one; the Yellow Jackets are 2-3 on the road this season.
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Boston College dropped to 5-13 on the year after losing at North Carolina 82-71 on Saturday. The Eagles shot 43.8% from the field and 47.8% from behind the arc. Boston College reached the free-throw line 26 times and made only 69.2% of their attempts. Oliver Hanlan scored a team-high 16 points for the Eagles. Joe Rahon scored 13 points, while Eddie Odio had 12 and Ryan Anderson added 11 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. On the season, Hanlan is averaging a team-high 18.9 points per game, while Anderson averages 15.1 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game. Boston College averages 70.1 points per game while shooting 44.6% from the field as a team this season. Boston College is not a great rebounding team and they are not great at distributing the ball on offense. The Eagles have lost two straight games and six of their last seven games overall.
Boston College has won the last three meetings with Georgia Tech, including a 20-point win in their last matchup. Boston College may be the worst team in the ACC this year, while Georgia Tech has not been playing well as of late. The Eagles have shown that they can compete at home and I think they will play well on Tuesday night. I think the Eagles may win, but Georgia Tech will keep it close.