Boston College Eagles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16-12) at Boston College Eagles (7-21)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look to stay hot when they visit the Boston College Eagles.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could win out and still not approach the middle of the pack in the ACC but perhaps they will harness some momentum and pull off an upset or two in the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets have won three of four after knocking off visiting Clemson 75-73 behind a nine point rally on Tuesday night. The Tigers did their damage on 46.8% accuracy and 14 more looks at the basket but only went to the line five times. GT countered with 54% shooting with eleven more free throws. Marcus Georges-Hunt gave Georgia Tech a game high 25 points and five yanks with Adam Smith scoring 20 points. Quinton Stephens tossed in eleven points and snared seven boards with five others combining for 19 points.
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The Boston College simply can’t get their scoring and defense on the same page and the result is last in the ACC and no wins in over a month. The Eagles struggles at both ends of the floor continued in a 71-56 loss to visiting Virginia Tech where the Hokies jumped to a 13 point edge heading to the locker room before easing up over the final 20 minutes. VT connected at 49% from the field with eight more free throws to easily overcome the 35.5% marksmanship of the Eagles. Eli Carter paced the Eagles attack with 19 points with Dennis Clifford adding 13 points and 12 rebounds. Garland Owens tossed in nine points and grabbed eleven boards while Sammy Barnes-Thompkins chipping in with seven points.
The under is 6-2 in Georgia Tech last 8 overall and is 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast while the over is 18-8 in their last 26 road games. The under is 16-5 in Boston College last 21 overall and Boston College are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games. The underdog is 14-3-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings. In what world do we live in where Georgia Tech is a sizeable favorite? Very uncomfortable…