North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-8) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (11-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack welcome ACC rival the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to town.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won’t win the Atlantic Coast but they have been competitive. Competitive doesn’t mean winning however as the Yellow Jackets have dropped three straight following a 75-71 defeat to visiting Louisville as a 6.5 point home dog. The Cardinals had a 44%-42% edge in marksmanship and four more shots totaling four more baskets which was decisive. Marcus Georges-Hunt gave the Jackets a game high 23 points and five helpers on 5-12 before fouling out in 28 minutes. Nick Jacobs added 16 points and ten rebounds on 6-10 from the field. Adam Smith scored 12 points but Georgia Tech’s scoring was concentrated among three players.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack have been struggling in the early stages of their conference schedule and struggling at anytime in the ACC can set the tone for the entire year. The Wolfpack have dropped six of seven after an 88-78 loss to visiting Duke that saw the Blue Devils come back frDNESDATom an eight point first half deficit. Duke fired away at 54% including 10-25 on threes and six more threes to outdistance the Wolfpack’s 51.7% marksmanship. Anthony Barber led NC State with 19 points on 8-14 with Abdul-Malik Abu and Caleb Martin scoring 14 points apiece with a combined nine boards. Cody Martin was next in line with 13 points with Maverick Rowan tossing in 12 points with four assist apiece.
Georgia Tech are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and he over is 16-6 in their last 22 road games while the over is 12-5 in their last 17 Wednesday games. NC State are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday. The over is 9-0 in the last 9 meetings in N.C. State and the road team is 7-1-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. This could go down to the wire in a coin flip…