Georgia Tech vs. Appalachian State - 12/15/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-3) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play Monday at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won three of their last four games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Appalachian State is averaging 62.8 points on 39.1 percent shooting and is allowing 69.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Frank Eaves leads the way with 17 points on 34.3 percent shooting and Tommy Spagnolo is averaging 10 points and 7.3 rebounds. Chris Burgess is shooting 50 percent from the field and Dustin Clarke is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are a team that struggles offensively, shooting 69 percent from the free throw line and 30.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.7 turnovers per game.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are off to a quick 6-2 start and play their first game in nine days. On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 67.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 11 points and 3.8 rebounds while Charles Mitchell is averaging 10.4 points and 7.8 rebounds. Demarco Cox is the third Georgia Tech player averaging double-digit points and Josh Heath is averaging 4.5 assists. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rely on their length that is producing more than 40 rebounds per game and nearly four blocks. Offensively, Georgia Tech is shooting 62 percent from the free throw line and 27 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Georgia Tech is forcing 12.6 turnovers and allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep.
The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 33-16-1 ATS in their last 50 Monday games. The Yellow Jackets are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 home games.
I really like the way the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have played this season and Appalachian State doesn't have enough depth offensively to compete. Look for Georgia Tech to win in a blowout.