Georgia Tech vs. Marquette - 11/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (2-2) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Marquette Golden Eagles play Thanksgiving night at the HP Field House.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are unbeaten and playing very well on both sides. On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 74.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Quinton Stephens leads Georgia Tech with 14 points on 57.1 percent shooting and Charles Mitchell is averaging 12.7 points and nine rebounds. Josh Heath leads Georgia Tech with six assists and Demarco Cox has grabbed 10 rebounds in his last two games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets most impressive part of their 3-0 start is the fact they’re averaging 42 rebounds per game, an area in which they struggled in last season. If Georgia Tech can improve its 54.4 percent free throw shooting percentage, this is a sneaky team to keep an eye on in the ACC.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles have split their first four games and continue to figure this young team out. On the season, Marquette is averaging 73.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 72.8 points on 51.5 percent shooting. Juan Anderson leads Marquette with 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Duane Wilson is averaging 11.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Matt Carlino is dishing out five assists and Steve Taylor Jr. has 15 rebounds in his last two games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are usually a gritty team that owns the boards and plays a physical style but this team is averaging just 27 rebounds per game and struggling defensively. This is clearly a rebuilding season for Marquette under first-year head coach Steve Wojciechowsk.
The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Marquette is in a rebuilding stage and hasn't looked good at all while Georgia Tech is playing with a point to prove and absolutely crushing the rebounds. The Yellow Jackets should win this game outright.