Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-7) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (14-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Saturday at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 78.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 16.6 points and five assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14 points and 10.1 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.2 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 74.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 16.5 points and 2.7 assists while Adam Smith is averaging 14.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Charles Mitchell is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and Tadric Jackson is dishing 1.3 assists. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Yellow Jackets are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost four of their last five home games.
The Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Georgia Tech simply isn't a good basketball team, while Notre Dame is a proven great road team and is starting to hit its stride with the tournament coming. Irish should have little trouble here.